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Mildred Esther Strickland Hayes


Mildred Esther Strickland Hayes, 76, of Carolina Avenue, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Mrs. Hayes was born Jan. 20, 1941 in Columbus County, to Peter Homer Strickland and Lucy Hayes Strickland. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Strickland.
She enjoyed volunteering for numerous local retirement centers and for 36 and a half years she was an assembler at Duracell.
The family received friends Wednesday, June 21 at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter on Michael Road. Final rites were held  Thursday, June 22 at Spruce Street Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Terry Coats and Noah Frye officiating. Burial was in Lexington City Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Harry Lee Hayes of the home; one daughter, Karen Hayes Driver of Lexington; two sisters, Ernestine Clewis and Irene Hahn and husband, Joe, both of Cerro Gordo; and one granddaughter, Lucy Driver of Lexington.
Memorials may be made to Crisis Ministry, 107 East First Avenue, Lexington, N.C. 27292; or Spruce Street Missionary Baptist Church, 407 Spruce Street, Lexington, N.C. 27292.

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