3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624

Clara Hatcher Hayes March 22, 1932 - February 22, 2022

Date of Funeral

March 5, 2022

Clara Hatcher Hayes, 89, of Iva, SC, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at her home.

Born in Anderson, SC on March 22, 1932; she was the daughter of the late Cleo David Hatcher, Sr., and Lona McClain Fowler Hatcher. She was married for over 53 years to the late Mack Watson Hayes, Jr. She was a factory worker and a member of the South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Clara was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her children: Thomas E. Hayes (Vera) and Arleane H. Gales; four grandsons: Sandy Hayes (Meredith), Dusty Hayes (Mary), Watson Hayes, and Rankin Chapman (Lacie); three great granddaughters: Kristen Savage (Jeff), Rebecca Ward, and Daegan Chapman; a number of nieces and nephews; her special little buddy, Mason Hart; and a very special sister-in-law, Vivian Hatcher.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is also predeceased by her siblings: James Albert Fowler, Sr., Cleo David Hatcher, Jr., and Alice Cunningham.

A graveside service will be held at the Hayes Family Cemetery officiated by Brother Jerry Chapman on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends following the service.

The family will be the residence and ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial be made to PAWS, 1320 Hwy. 29 South, Anderson, SC 29626.

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, is assisting the family.

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