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Celebrating the life of
Martha Tharrington Hayes
October 07, 2029 - September 28, 2018
Loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and educator that will be missed by all of her family, friends, and former students.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Tuesday, October 02, 2018
  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church
  • 429 Abercorn Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-232-0191
  • Family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service
  • Private Graveside Service
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

I am so very sorry to hear this news. I just saw her at Larry’s Restaurant not long ago. I have been out of town and sorry I could not attend. I worked at Largo-Tibet with Martha up until she retired. She will be truly missed——

Paula Drawdy , Ellabell , Ga.

Dear family my sincere sympathy to you for your loss . Mrs. Hayes was a great principal at Largo -Tibet I worked with her in the kindergarten class. John 5:28,29 assures us that there will be a ressurection in the near future" Do not be amazed at this , for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice, on resurrection day you will shed tears of joy when you welcome her back.

Martha Ferris , Savannah , Ga

Deepest sympathy and much love extended to Milly and family. May God bless.

Kim Dobson, Savannah, GA

My prayers are with the family. She will be sadly missed. May God keep you in His Loving Arms.

Teresa Gregory Hallstein, Savannah, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Martha Tharrington-Hayes in this difficult time. Please read Psalm 119:76 to gain strength through the comfort promised by Jehovah.

Harris, Savannah,

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear family member Miss Martha. The Bible assures us there is going to be a resurrection, please turn to Acts 24:15 in your Bible.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, GA

Rosanne: I received a call last night from Linda and was so sad to hear of the passing of your sweet mama. I know that she was someone who you loved and modeled your own life after. Please know that you and yours are in my prayers and that when you can, I would like to get together with you and share in person your loss and love for your mom.

Elizabeth Faris, Cumming, GA

Rosanne: I received a call last night from Linda and was so sad to hear of the passing of your sweet mama. I know that she was someone who you loved and modeled your own life after. Please know that you and yours are in my prayers and that when you can, I would like to get together with you and share in person your loss and love for your mom.

Elizabeth Faris, Cumming, GA

Milly, We are saddened to her of your Mother's passing. She was always so interesting to talk to and was a true Southern Belle. We will always have fond memories of her. Cherish the memories. Mark Hopkins & Family

Mark & Anne Hopkins, Savannah, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

I am so sorry to hear about Martha. She was wonderful to work with and made my days at Largo a joy. She loved all of you so much! I know you will miss her. Brenda (Haselden McLanahan)

Brenda McLanahan, Midland, GA

Fond memories and admiration of Martha as we served as educational Administrators ! She was a joy to know and lovely colleague and lady ! God’s Blessings for Martha and her family !

Marie Cowart, Blue Ridge, Ga,

Bom Bom, The GNO dinners will not be the same without you! But now you are at peace, no more pain. Your family loved you very much and they took such good care of you. You will be missed by all. Prayers for Claire and family.

Donna Jue, Savannah , Ga

What a privilege to have Martha as a friend and colleague. I learned so much from her not only in our work but also in her teaching and sharing in various capacities at Wesley. She leaves a void, but I am so thankful for many wonderful memories. Sincerely, Carolyn

4 Bundy Park, Savannah, GA

We both are so very sorry for your loss! Your mom was a wonderful lady who loved her family!

janet and tim, Savannah, ga

I remember Mrs. Hayes fondly during my high school years. She was well known and loved in the Windsor Forest community. Her smile lives on in memory, loving wishes and sympathy for the family.

Jane Peebles, Tampa, FL

Heaven just received a Angel. She was a wonderful lady who always had a smile on her face . She will be missed.

Linda stevenson, Savannah , Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Martha was a wonderful part of our GNO group and we will miss her so much. I was blessed to have called her my friend.

Gail thomas, SAVANNAH, GA

I extend my condolences to the family. The loss of a dear loved one is difficult. Cherish always the many wonderful memories and may they warm your hearts. May the promise of God comfort and sustain you. Revelation 21:3,4

WI, , MD

Milly / Family - I have some very fond memories of “Bom Bom” during her years at Isle of Hope school. I was involved in a program with 5th graders and remember I always felt so privileged when she spent time speaking with our group. Hold onto your precious memories - they will get you through these difficult days - knowing she is at peace and with our Father shall bring you comfort. Big (((HUGS)))

Cindy Smith, Jacksonville, FL

Such a graceful lady with a beautiful soul. She loved her family and lived life to the fullest. May you rest In Heavenly peace Mrs. Hayes. Love and prayers for all of her family.

Chris and Amanda Yarbrough, Savannah, GA

Martha Ann will be truly missed by all that knew her. I wish we had lived closer so I could have visited with her more. She reminds me so much of Nana, so I always enjoys seeing Facebook posts that included pictures of her. Please know I am sending my love to all of you. She has joined a big heavenly family that love her dearly!! ??

Becky Fisher Parks , Rocky Mount, NC

Sending condolences and love to her Hayes, MacCauley and Bouy family members. She was such a strong, smart woman who inspired us all, and she will truly be missed.

Rosemary Lewis, Savannah, GA

She was such a kind, sweet lady. She did love my eastern NC-style, vinegar based BBQ pork that I shared with her a few times. My condolences to her family for your great loss.

Bill Thomas, Savannah, GA

She was a true southern lady and an inspiration to so many. Her love for her family was evident in everything she did. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father and together again with her beloved parents and husband. Love and prayers sent to all the family.

Suzanne Swinson , Savannah , GA

I called her Boom Boom because she was feisty. I had the pleasure of knowing Boom Boom for about 10 years and during those years when I would see her, I always was reminded of what a warm, loving, sweet and true Southern woman she was. She loved her family and they loved her too. My deepest sorrow to Bud, Milly, Roseanne, their spouses, grand and great-grandchildren and all her friends. I know Boom Boom’s faith and good works here have earned her a very special place next to God.

Jamie Frederick, Tampa, FL

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

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My sincere condolences to the Hayes family, death is never easy to cope with. The Bible tells us that death will soon be done away with for good (1 Cor. 15:26). That is a time we all have 4o continue to look anxiously for.

Kay F, Savannah, G a

Martha Ann Tharrington Hayes passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on September 28th, 2018.

She was born October 7th, 1929, the beloved daughter of the late Mildred Frazier Tharrington and Herbert M. Tharrington of Nash County, North Carolina. She lived in the cities of Chester and Anderson, South Carolina during her early years. She attended Winthrop College and later graduated from Armstrong State College and Georgia Southern University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Hayes, Jr., her high school and college sweetheart.

Martha was a retired educator from the Savannah Chatham County School System. An outstanding teacher, she was later an elementary school principal for nineteen years serving at Bloomingdale, Isle of Hope, and Largo Tibet Elementary Schools. During her last days she often spoke of the children and teachers she loved so well.

She was an active member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Jane Shirah Circle, and a former member of the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Board. She also served as president of United Methodist Women and was formerly one of the teachers of the Fellowship Sunday School class. She was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Iota Chapter, a current member of the Huntington Women’s Club, and the Chatham County and Georgia Retired Educators Association.

Mrs. Hayes is survived by one son and two daughters: Clarence (Bud) J. Hayes, III and wife Terry Hayes of Mansfield, Texas; Rosanne H. MacCauley and husband, Steven; and Milly H. Bouy and husband, Brett, of Savannah, Georgia; and five grandchildren: Diana and David MacCauley (Katee) of Savannah; Emily Hayes Witte of Mansfield, Texas; and Anne and Claire Bouy of Savannah. She is survived by six great- grandchildren: Austin, Dylan, and Jackson Witte of Mansfield, Texas and Wilton, Adalyn, and Lilian MacCauley of Savannah. She loved her family unconditionally and was affectionately called Bom Bom by her grandchildren and their friends. Martha will be missed by her wide circle of friends, particularly Georgia Dickerson, her dear friend of more than fifty years.

The family also wants to thank Dr. Adrienne Fabrizio and her staff and Hospice Savannah for the excellent care they provided for Martha during her illness.

Remembrances in Martha’s honor can be made to Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, Hospice Savannah, or the Greater Savannah Humane Society.

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I am so very sorry to hear this news. I just saw her at Larry’s Restaurant not long ago. I have been out of town and sorry I could not attend. I worked at Largo-Tibet with Martha up until she retired. She will be truly missed——

Paula Drawdy , Ellabell , Ga.

Dear family my sincere sympathy to you for your loss . Mrs. Hayes was a great principal at Largo -Tibet I worked with her in the kindergarten class. John 5:28,29 assures us that there will be a ressurection in the near future" Do not be amazed at this , for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice, on resurrection day you will shed tears of joy when you welcome her back.

Martha Ferris , Savannah , Ga

Deepest sympathy and much love extended to Milly and family. May God bless.

Kim Dobson, Savannah, GA

My prayers are with the family. She will be sadly missed. May God keep you in His Loving Arms.

Teresa Gregory Hallstein, Savannah, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Martha Tharrington-Hayes in this difficult time. Please read Psalm 119:76 to gain strength through the comfort promised by Jehovah.

Harris, Savannah,

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear family member Miss Martha. The Bible assures us there is going to be a resurrection, please turn to Acts 24:15 in your Bible.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, GA

Rosanne: I received a call last night from Linda and was so sad to hear of the passing of your sweet mama. I know that she was someone who you loved and modeled your own life after. Please know that you and yours are in my prayers and that when you can, I would like to get together with you and share in person your loss and love for your mom.

Elizabeth Faris, Cumming, GA

Rosanne: I received a call last night from Linda and was so sad to hear of the passing of your sweet mama. I know that she was someone who you loved and modeled your own life after. Please know that you and yours are in my prayers and that when you can, I would like to get together with you and share in person your loss and love for your mom.

Elizabeth Faris, Cumming, GA

Milly, We are saddened to her of your Mother's passing. She was always so interesting to talk to and was a true Southern Belle. We will always have fond memories of her. Cherish the memories. Mark Hopkins & Family

Mark & Anne Hopkins, Savannah, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

I am so sorry to hear about Martha. She was wonderful to work with and made my days at Largo a joy. She loved all of you so much! I know you will miss her. Brenda (Haselden McLanahan)

Brenda McLanahan, Midland, GA

Candle tribute lit by Marie Cowart — Georgia

Fond memories and admiration of Martha as we served as educational Administrators ! She was a joy to know and lovely colleague and lady ! God’s Blessings for Martha and her family !

Marie Cowart, Blue Ridge, Ga,

Bom Bom, The GNO dinners will not be the same without you! But now you are at peace, no more pain. Your family loved you very much and they took such good care of you. You will be missed by all. Prayers for Claire and family.

Donna Jue, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Donna Jue — Georgia

What a privilege to have Martha as a friend and colleague. I learned so much from her not only in our work but also in her teaching and sharing in various capacities at Wesley. She leaves a void, but I am so thankful for many wonderful memories. Sincerely, Carolyn

4 Bundy Park, Savannah, GA

We both are so very sorry for your loss! Your mom was a wonderful lady who loved her family!

janet and tim, Savannah, ga

I remember Mrs. Hayes fondly during my high school years. She was well known and loved in the Windsor Forest community. Her smile lives on in memory, loving wishes and sympathy for the family.

Jane Peebles, Tampa, FL

Heaven just received a Angel. She was a wonderful lady who always had a smile on her face . She will be missed.

Linda stevenson, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Jan Holland Ethridge — Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Martha was a wonderful part of our GNO group and we will miss her so much. I was blessed to have called her my friend.

Gail thomas, SAVANNAH, GA

I extend my condolences to the family. The loss of a dear loved one is difficult. Cherish always the many wonderful memories and may they warm your hearts. May the promise of God comfort and sustain you. Revelation 21:3,4

WI, , MD

Milly / Family - I have some very fond memories of “Bom Bom” during her years at Isle of Hope school. I was involved in a program with 5th graders and remember I always felt so privileged when she spent time speaking with our group. Hold onto your precious memories - they will get you through these difficult days - knowing she is at peace and with our Father shall bring you comfort. Big (((HUGS)))

Cindy Smith, Jacksonville, FL

Such a graceful lady with a beautiful soul. She loved her family and lived life to the fullest. May you rest In Heavenly peace Mrs. Hayes. Love and prayers for all of her family.

Chris and Amanda Yarbrough, Savannah, GA

Martha Ann will be truly missed by all that knew her. I wish we had lived closer so I could have visited with her more. She reminds me so much of Nana, so I always enjoys seeing Facebook posts that included pictures of her. Please know I am sending my love to all of you. She has joined a big heavenly family that love her dearly!! ??

Becky Fisher Parks , Rocky Mount, NC

Sending condolences and love to her Hayes, MacCauley and Bouy family members. She was such a strong, smart woman who inspired us all, and she will truly be missed.

Rosemary Lewis, Savannah, GA

She was such a kind, sweet lady. She did love my eastern NC-style, vinegar based BBQ pork that I shared with her a few times. My condolences to her family for your great loss.

Bill Thomas, Savannah, GA

She was a true southern lady and an inspiration to so many. Her love for her family was evident in everything she did. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father and together again with her beloved parents and husband. Love and prayers sent to all the family.

Suzanne Swinson , Savannah , GA

I called her Boom Boom because she was feisty. I had the pleasure of knowing Boom Boom for about 10 years and during those years when I would see her, I always was reminded of what a warm, loving, sweet and true Southern woman she was. She loved her family and they loved her too. My deepest sorrow to Bud, Milly, Roseanne, their spouses, grand and great-grandchildren and all her friends. I know Boom Boom’s faith and good works here have earned her a very special place next to God.

Jamie Frederick, Tampa, FL

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

My sincere condolences to the Hayes family, death is never easy to cope with. The Bible tells us that death will soon be done away with for good (1 Cor. 15:26). That is a time we all have 4o continue to look anxiously for.

Kay F, Savannah, G a

Candle tribute lit by Ann, Richard, Kira, Arthur, Kaelan, Rachael and Ashton — Georgia


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