Dortha Mae Hayward

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Visitation Schedule
Roller Funeral Home Chapel
1700 E. Walnut St.
Paris, AR  72855
Monday, February 7, 2022
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Dublin Free Will Baptist Church
4 Miles East of Scranton
Dublin, AR  72863
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Wares Chapel
Dublin Road
Scranton, AR  72863
Memorial Contributions
Arkansas Children's Hospital / Arkansas Children's Foundation
PO Box 2222
Little Rock, AR  72203

Dublin Freewill Baptist Church
34 Snow Road
Scranton, AR  72863
Dortha Mae Hayward

of Scranton, AR

August 29, 1929 - February 2, 2022

Dortha Mae Hayward, 92, of Scranton, Arkansas passed away, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 in Clarksville.

Dortha was born to her parents, Carl and Annie Newman Gray on August 29, 1929. She was the oldest child of 4 and grew up helping on the farm and taking care of her younger siblings. She said she always wanted to go with her Dad to the feed mill so she could pick out the "feed sacks" that her next dress would be sewed from. Dortha's greatest love as an adult was caring for her family and making a warm, nurturing home for the children and grandchildren she raised. She helped her husband with a garden each spring and summer, and upon harvest she would can and freeze until she had put away plenty to feed the family all through the winter. She was an amazing seamstress who made all her girls' dresses for many years--even making her own patterns out of newspaper when she saw a style in a catalog that she wanted to recreate.

Dortha was preceded in death by her parents mentioned above; her husband of 71 years, Eugene Hayward; two brothers, Riley Gray and Joe Gray and one sister, Annetta Ford.

She is survived by her two daughters, Donna Henderson and husband, Jimmy Allen and Janet Grissom and husband, Paul both of Scranton; one son, Terrence Hayward and wife, Diana of Kibler, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Liz Needham Porter, Jeff Henderson, Scott Henderson, Michelle Hayward, Chris Stovall and Erin Stovall; ten great grandchildren; other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Monday, February 7, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Funeral Service will be at, 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Dublin Freewill Baptist Church near Scranton officiated by Rev. Jeff Henderson. Burial will follow at Wares Chapel Cemetery near Scranton.

Funeral arrangements and services are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at

Pallbearers will be Jim Rea, Danny Kendrick, Todd Porter, Ellis Stovall, Josh Brown and Braden Bateman.

Memorial donations in memory of Dortha Mae Hayward may be sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital at Arkansas Children's Foundation, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984 or to the Dublin Freewill Baptist Church, 34 Snow Road, Scranton, AR 72863.

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7 Condolence(s)
harry beshoner
Subiaco, AR
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Dear Donna and family I am so sorry for your loss, we will remember your mother with our thoughts prayers

Bill Snow
Springdale, AR
Sunday, February 6, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family

Bobbie Thompson
Paris, AR
Saturday, February 5, 2022

I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Mary Ann (Campbell) Lawless
Rio Rancho, NM
Friday, February 4, 2022

So sorry for the loss of your mom. Dortha was a wonderful lady so very loved in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Beverly Nowotny
Clarksville, AR
Friday, February 4, 2022

So sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Lillie Brewster
Scranton, AR
Friday, February 4, 2022

Donna and Jim,
I want you to know we are thinking of you. I have asked God to give you the comfort and strength you need at this time. I know you will miss her.

Neal and Debbie Green
Friday, February 4, 2022

Dorthy was a kind Christian lady. We loved Dorothy and we love her family.