Mona Faye Moody Hayes, 83, of Batesville passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
She was born on June 20, 1935 in Timbo, Arkansas to Lloyd J. and Merry Ethel (Dodson) Richardson.
Mona was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a real people person. She enjoyed shopping and cooking for others. She was a singer/musician and played guitar and dulcimer. She performed with her family band at Dog Patch USA in the early 70's, Silver Dollar City in the late 60's and The Ozark Folk Center. She toured with and was a charter member of Rackensack Society, and loved to RV travel.
She is survived by her son, Greg Moody of Branson, MO; her daughter, Susan Lemon (Russell) of Southside, AR; three brothers, Hugh Richardson of Moberly, MO, Clois Richardson (Lola) of Mountain View, AR and Don Richardson of England, AR; five grandchildren, Brooke Midkiff, Grant Moody, Chase Moody, Blake Moody, and Jaxon Moody; one great-grandchild, Evan Midkiff.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cliff Hayes; sisters, Sybil Wolverton, Blonda Long, and Dollie Storer; and brother, Dewey Richardson.
Pallbearers are Greg Moody, Grant Moody, Chase Moody, Russell Lemon, and Sam Midkiff. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Moody, Jaxon Moody, Brooke Midkiff, and Evan Midkiff.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Kelvin Richardson and Richard Knuckolls officiating. Burial will follow at Big Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to service.