Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Janice L. Hayes, 78, of Roswell, who passed away on Nov. 12, 2013. Pastor Randy Reeves will officiate with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery.
Janice will lie in state Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, from noon to 7 p.m.
Janice was born June 17, 1935, in Graham, Okla., to George T. and Vera Lee Harris Rozzell. Upon her mother’s death, God granted her another good and kind mother, Ruby Mae Rozzell. They all have preceded her in death, as well as two sisters: Foy Montgomery and Vickie McConnell.
Janice married Louis A. Hayes on Feb. 16, 1951, in Roswell. She was a military wife for 24 ½ years; they were stationed at Walker AFB, Maine, Florida, California, Morocco and two tours to England. He preceded her in death in 2007.
Janice worked for Avionics Enterprises for approximately five years. Then Louis, Janice, Barbara Tyler and the late Howard Dotts founded DTH Enterprises, where she worked until 1995. They sold the business and retired.
Janice enjoyed her turtles, gardening, flowers and her family.
Janice is survived by two sons: Rick Hayes, of Albuquerque, and Terry Hayes and his wife, Faye, of Roswell; brothers: George Rozzell and his wife, Kay, of Oklahoma and Ken Rozzell, of Iowa; sisters: Loretta Lippard, of Roswell, Iva Jo Hendrix, of Roswell, and Elaine Dagle, of North Carolina; grandchildren: Adam Hayes and his wife, Julie, Ian Hayes, Harmony Hayes, Raiff Hayes and Alicia Chavez and her husband, Derrick; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Michael Sarto, Jack Montgomery, Mike Clarke, Don Traves, Adam Hayes, and Terry Hayes. Honorary pallbearers are Ian Hayes, Sharon Shumway, Jim Montgomery, Bill Smith, and Raiff Hayes.
Friends may leave condolences online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.