Linda Hayes

Full Name: Linda Lilly Hayes
Date of Birth: June 18, 1939
Date of Death: December 30, 2019
January 2, 2020 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Service Information:
January 2, 2020 - 1:00 pm - First Presbyterian Church

Linda Lilly Hayes, 80, of Huntington, devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Community Leader, died Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born June 18, 1939 in Huntington, daughter of the late Lothair Leighton and Nell Wray Thompson Lilly.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Jay Hayes.  She received her master’s degree from Marshall University and received her certification from Judevine Center for Autism and was a Teacher for Special Education in Wayne and Cabell County.  She was Instrumental in the Founding of Autism Services Center in Huntington.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Choir an Elder and very active in the LOGOS Program, Pea Ridge Bible Study, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Cabell County Reading Council, member of the Board of Habitat for Humanity in Huntington and The Rose Society of Huntington.  She is survived by three daughters, Catherine Elizabeth (Stephen) Anderson of Kettering, Ohio, Lynne (Barry) Taylor and Margaret Anne (Paul) Robateau both of Huntington; Grandchildren, Sean, Christopher, Candis, Skye, Bethany, Thad, Anthony and Morgan; one great grandchild Adam;  One Brother, Tom (Marilyn) Lilly; several nieces and nephews and her life time friend Anna Haydock.  Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Skip Seibel.  Interment will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park.  Friends may call Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Habitat for Humanity in Huntington.  Family Guestbook at

From: Mara Dunworth BarichDec 31 2019 7:23PM
I was so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing.
With you in spirit,

Mara Dunworth Barich
From: Laura Safford & Christy Leschen Jan 1 2020 8:29AM
Beth, Lynne, and Margaret-  we are so sorry for you Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. I remember all the wonderful times that we spent growing up. Your Mom’s influence is why I chose to work with people with developmental disabilities.  She will truly be missed. She is now watching over each of you. Love you all.
From: Karen LucasJan 1 2020 9:09AM
So sorry for your loss of your mother.  May God grant you and your sisters, peace that passes all understanding.  Karen and Phil Lucas
From: Melinda HolleyJan 1 2020 10:29AM
My deepest condolences to Linda's family.  She positively impacted so many people's lives and will be truly missed.
From: John and Rebecca HaydockJan 1 2020 11:38AM
We are so sorry for your loss. We hope Linda’s beautiful bright light warms you forever.
Our love and condolences,

Rebecca & John
From: Judy BrewsterJan 2 2020 12:49PM
I miss you.  I  remember so many things always driving around in that Beat up old car, running to midway, going to church, double dating with Jay and Jack, skipping our last period .
Resti in peace, dear friend
From: Sonya Casey PatrickJan 7 2020 10:17AM
I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a wonderful woman. I have the best memories of her at church when I was a child. She was also so warm and loving. She had the best smile and always made every one feel welcomed and at ease.  

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