Ruby A. Hayes

Ruby A. Hayes 83, of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 13, 2021 at the Wexford House. She was a 1955 graduate of Shoemaker High School and went on to serve her country in the U.S. Air Force where she met the love of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Church Hill and attended when her health permitted. Ruby enjoyed working in her yard especially in her flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Hayes; son, Patrick “Pat” Hayes; parents, Walter and Lelyia Austin; sister, Kathleen Austin; brothers, Bruce and Keener Austin.

Survivors include her son, Mike Hayes and wife Bridget; daughter, Sheri McCarty and husband Mark; grandchildren, MJ McCarty and wife Brooke, and Madison Hayes; great-grandchildren, Raelynn and Katie McCarty; brothers, Gene Austin and wife Liz, and Michael Austin; sisters, Barbara Anderson, Elaine Lyall and husband Larry, Kathy Brooks and husband Bobby; sister-in-law, Peggy Austin; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown, Kingsport. A funeral service will follow with Pastor Gary Gerhardt and Pastor David Salley officiating.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 1pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Church Hill Memory Gardens with honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown, Kingsport is serving the Hayes family.