Father Mathew Higginbotham officiated.
Survivors include five daughters and their husbands, Brenda Simon, of Crowley, Kathy and Earl Trahan of Crowley, Janice and Shane Wright of Crowley, Becky and Dwayne Breaux of Rayne, Kim Hayes of Crowley; one step- daughter, Helen Hayes of Lafayette; three sons and their wives, Bobby and Millie Watzil of Gueydan, Tommy Hayes of Crowley, and Jeff and Sheila Hayes of Crowley; three step-sons and their wives, Herbert and Lenora Hayes of Lake Arthur, Hubert and Betty Hayes of Crowley, and Valerie and Ann Hayes Jr. of Crowley; and two sisters, Dorothy LeJune of Gueydan and Violet Meaux of Gueydan.
She was also survived by twenty grandchildren and twenty three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her parents, Elie and Ora Benoit David; her husband, Valerie Hayes Sr.; one son, Gregory Hayes; two grandchildren, Huey Hayes and Justin Simon; and two sisters, Virgie Gaspard and Della Rose David.
Visitation was held Monday, July 11, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
Burial was in the Hanks Cemetery in Morse, under the direction of Duhon Funeral Home of Crowley.
The family of Mrs. Hayes wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of Acadiana as well as the staff of the Crowley American Legion Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the Hayes family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.