Lillie Mae Hayes, 85, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Glass Family Care in Argillite. Lillie was born April 5, 1932 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Martha Saunders Gunnels. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years James A. Hayes, brothers George Gunnels and Ulis Gunnels, a grandson Joshua Penix and a brother-in-law Billy Dheel.
Lillie was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Ashland. She enjoyed spending time with her friends of the Iron City Antique Car Club and Chevy Club. She operated a dog grooming business from her home for 25 years and was a devoted and loving homemaker to her family.
Survivors include her daughters Glenna James and husband Jay of Ashland, Teresa May of Flatwoods, brother Arnold (Erica) Gunnels of Ohio, Juanita Dheel of Rittman, OH, grandchildren Jeremy May, Noah May, great grandchildren, Mason May, Jackson Hayes May, several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:00pmThursday, March 22, 2018 at the Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel by Rev. Gary Dheel. Entombment will be in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00pm till 1:00pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101
Online condolence to www.steenfuneralhome.com