Rose Marie "Rosie" Hayes

Monday, July 6, 2015

On July 3, 2015, the potlucks in heaven became much better when the good Lord called his sweet daughter Rosie home. She was a dedicated wife, mother and perfect Nanny. She was a lady who was just as comfortable climbing a tree as sitting in a church pew. Her biscuits will be missed but her smiles will be longed for. Rosie's life was just like her flower garden: full of color, joy, and shared amongst friends and family.

Rose Marie "Rosie" Hayes, age 63, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Rector, Ark., passed away July 3, 2015 at her home. She was a long time resident of Paragould, Ark. and Jackson, Tenn.; a member of Berry's Chapel Church of Christ and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her father, Auda Lee Simmons, and brother, Ralph Edward Simmons. She is survived by her mother, Cleta Marie Simmons of Rector; husband of 43 years, Thomas Ira Hayes, of Franklin; sons, Bradley (Sarah) Hayes of Covington, La. and Jeremy (LeAnne) Hayes of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Ashley (Adam) Birch of Franklin; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Simmons of Rector and her grandchildren, Anna Belle, Mason and Landry Hayes, Grayson and Whit Birch and Jett Hayes.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Berry's Chapel Church of Christ with Dr. David Powell and Andy Baker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pall bearers. Visitation was held Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Berry's Chapel Pre-School or Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, of Franklin, Tenn. 615 794-2289, was charged with the arrangements.