Ellen H. Hayes

February 5, 1935 - January 7, 2022 West Grove, PA | Age 86 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

Ellen H. Hayes, age 86 of West Grove, PA (formerly of Brewton, Alabama) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, where she had resided since 2015.

Born in Tuscaloosa, AL, and raised in Birmingham, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella (Johnson) Harmon. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church of Brewton and a current member of West Grove United Methodist Church.

Ellen graduated from the University of Alabama in 1956, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, and Phi Mu Sorority. After graduation, she supported her family by working as a renal researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham while her husband Bob completed medical school. In 1962, her family moved to Brewton, where she lived for more than 50 years. During that time, she raised three children and worked at T. R. Miller Mill Company and West Gate Village Nursing Home. Seeing a need in her community, Ellen was one of the founders of the Food Pantry at FUMC of Brewton. She also served the homeless community for many years by collecting donations for the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, FL. In 2015, Ellen and her husband Bob were both recognized as Brewton’s Citizens of the Year for their contributions in improving their city and surrounding community. Ellen was a voracious reader and loved spending time with her family, dear friends, and pets Sam and Moose.

Ellen is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. Robert L. Hayes, Jr; daughter Stacey Hunting and husband Ray of West Chester, PA; three grandchildren and their spouses, Robert and Alicia (Kingston) Hunting, Lindsay and Victor van den Bergh, and Caroline and Patrick Jupe; three great-grandchildren; and brother Hugh Harmon of Dunedin, FL. She is preceded in death by her beloved sons Bob Hayes and Jim Hayes, as well as her parents and brother Bruce Harmon.

Services are private.

Donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to the Waterfront Rescue Mission,
P.O. Box 870, Pensacola, FL 32591

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA.

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Memorial Donations

Waterfront Rescue Mission

P.O. Box 870
Pensacola, FL 32591


Funeral Service

Service are private


  1. Dr. Hayes, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, Mrs Ellen, you and your family are in my prayers.

    Carolyn Doster | January 18, 2022 at 6:15 PM
  2. So sorry for your loss but we surely know she is in a beautiful place with no more pain or suffering! She was a wonderful lady with a brilliant smile and a heart of gold. May God hold your family tight and give you peace that only he can. I loved her dearly. I’ll be thinking and praying for your family. Much love here for you
    Shirley Burt

    Shirley Burt | January 13, 2022 at 3:58 PM
  3. So Sorry To Hear About Ms. Ellens Passing Dr Hayes.
    Wileatha Thompson
    Brewton, AL. 🙏
    D.W. McMillan Hospital

    Wileatha Thompson | January 13, 2022 at 11:26 AM
  4. Ms Ellen was a dear, sweet, special lady. She will be missed by the many individuals she touched. She is in Heaven now with her family, waiting for us that trust in the Lord to reunite with her. Praying for my dear friend and father figure Dr Bob during this difficult time. God bless!

    Jody Shoop | January 11, 2022 at 7:47 PM
  5. Our most heartfelt wishes go out to Dr. Bob and the Hunting family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Susan Smith
    Phil Grant

    Susan Smith | January 9, 2022 at 8:54 PM

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