Charlsie Prestridge Hayes, 82, of Monticello, passed away on May 1, 2016 at Hospice Home Care, in Little Rock after a brief illness, with her family by her side.
She lived in the Enon community and attended Enon school through the sixth grade. She was crowned the first Miss Drew County in 1950. She graduated from Drew Central High School in 1951 and attended Arkansas A&M College (UAM).
Mrs. Hayes relocated to Dyersburg, Tennessee and worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company for 20 years before returning to Monticello in 1972. She then worked as a bank teller for Commercial Bank for 21 years, until her retirement.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was sixteen years of age and was a faithful member of Enon Baptist Church. She was also a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School and served as Church Treasurer for many years. She loved Arkansas Razorback football and basketball.
Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her parents, the late Herbert and Margaret Prestridge; and a grand-daughter Jennifer Carpenter.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Billy Gene Hayes; a brother, Robert Prestridge (Judi) of Hot Springs Village; three daughters, Billie Anne McMahon (George) of Tetonia, Idaho, Donna Hicks (Jim) of Lake Village and Katie West (Everette) of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Anne Reaves (Chris), Kelly Derryberry (Stormy), Amber Plunkett (Andy) Kerry Hartness (Melissa), Will McMahon (Jackie), Jerry West (Kim) and Wayne West (Susan), Damian Hicks; 19 great-grandchildren (Hayden, Will Ashton, Anson, Jarrett, Megan, Makenzie, Lauren, Annistyn, Lindsey, Hunter, Lane, Hunter, Dustin, Emily, Sam, and Madi Claire, Aaron, Ben, Caden); and two great great grandchildren (Elliott and Jude), one niece, Lori Swim and nephew, Eric Hollar and cousins, Dalpha Lloyd of Hurst, Texas and Faye Fleming Beard of Monticello.
Funeral service will be held on May 4 at 10 a.m. at Enon Baptist Church with Revs. Kenny Worbington and David Jacks with officiating. Burial to follow at Enon Cemetery.
Family visitation is May 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
Memorials may be made to Enon Baptist Church, 2927 Hwy 35 East, Monticello, AR 71655.