WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 5 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Word, 100, of Lebanon. Born in the Statesville Community, she died May 2, 2009 at Mt. Juliet Health Care. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Eliza Jane Mabe Hayes.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Bowen. Burial was at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon.
Survivors include: children Ethelyne Farris of Detroit, Michigan, Norma Jean (William) Armstrong of Lebanon, Willie (Karen) Word of Harriman and Richard (Cynthia) Word of Mt. Juliet; 18 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 37 great, great grandchildren; and sister Annie Wilson of Lincoln Park, Michigan.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Ollie Word, daughter Jeanette Graves, sisters Ava Burgess, Ova Stoner and Emie Hadley; brothers Orbie, Herbert and Albert Hayes.
Grandsons served as pallbearers. Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.