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Dorothy Yates Hayes

October 27, 1929 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 90)


Mrs. Dorothy Mae Yates Hayes, 90 of Thomasville went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 27, 1929 in Davidson County, a daughter to the late Eulis Yates and Pearl Byerly Yates. Dorothy attended Thomasville Church of God when she was able and enjoyed listening to Christian music. She worked in the textile industry for many years working a variety of jobs including sewing. Dorothy loved the keyboard, piano and singing and she was known for her beautiful laughter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Eugene Yates, Ruby Clemmons, Edith Dickerson, Donald Ray Yates and Raymond Yates. Dorothy was blessed with her faithful husbands that also preceded her in death, Howard Riley who passed in 1985 and Marvin Hayes who passed in 2016.


Surviving are her children, Nika Riley Benton, Del Riley Smith (Jerry) and Ronnie Riley; a sister, Velna Hicks; grandchildren, Bobby Riley (Audrey), Ricky Riley (Kathryn), Lisa Clodfelter (Gibb), Roger Clodfelter (Rita), Wendy Murray (Mark), Shelly Blythe (Shawn) and Lyndsay Starnes (Dylan). She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held on Monday May 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the J C Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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May 25, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home
122 W Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

Memorial Service
May 25, 2020

3:00 PM
JC Green and Sons Chapel (Thomasville)
122 W. Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

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