Lucy Betty (Surdam) Hayes
- May 10, 1934 - May 9, 2012
- McDonough, Georgia
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“I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I loved Betty. She would make tea for me and talk for hours. The time I shared with her years ago are deeply...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy Baldwin (Demas) - NH
“To my mom,my confident my best friend,your life on this earth is now at end.
I will miss our walks in the park, sometimes we would stroll, sometimes...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Wendy Kollar - Mcdonough, GA
“Gloria, Deb, Marty, Wanda, Wendy and the family,
You have lost a very dear person, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, friend, she was so proud of...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Nancy Kramer
“Gloria and Family - My sympathy to all of you on the passing of your Mom.
4 of 4 | Posted by: Karen Dusha McKean - Duanesburg, NY
Lucy Betty (Surdam) Hayes, 77, a former Cambridge resident, died May 9th at her home in McDonough, Georgia with members of her family by her side.
Born Thursday, May 10, 1934, in Buskirk, NY, she was one of the seven children of Leo and Lucy Cornell Surdam. Betty, as she was known, attended Bennington High.
She married Dana Chellis, and they had a daughter, before they went their separate ways. She later married Wilfred Dyke, with whom she had 6 children. They raised their family in Cambridge. She later married Leon Gibbons with whom she enjoyed traveling. She later married Harold Hayes with whom she moved to Ormond Beach, FL. She eventually moved to Georgia to be near her youngest daughters.
After moving away from the Cambridge area, she returned annually for extended visits.
A hard working woman, she worked at several local restaurants, as a caregiver to many Cambridge residents and retired from Mary McClellan Hospital as a Central Supply Clerk.
She especially enjoyed baking, bingo, shopping, going to yard sales, playing cards with her family and being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Gloria Dawley, Deborah Whalen (Bill), Martin Dyke all of Cambridge, Wanda Lomax (Nick) and Wendy Kollar (Dhimitri) of McDonough, GA; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a sister Hazel Springer of Hoosick Falls; a brother Leo Surdam; numerous nieces, nephews and their families, a daughter-in-law, JoAnne Dyke and special person Nancy Kramer.
She is predeceased by two sons, Randy Dyke and Terry Dyke; three husbands, Wilfred Dyke, Leon Gibbons and Harold Hayes and four siblings.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on June 2nd at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home from 11am to 1pm. A Memorial Celebration of Betty's life will start at 1pm. Burial of her ashes will follow at Woodlands Cemetery. A reception will follow at the American Legion on State Route 22.
For those wishing to remember her in a special way the family requests in lieu of flowers, that contributions be sent in honor of Lucy Hayes, Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund 1575 Northside Drive, 300 Atlanta Technology Center, Suite 375, Atlanta, GA 30318. www.vitascharityfund.org.
Please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com to share a memory or send a condolence.