The Newnan Times-Herald


Marilyn Hope Hayes Drake

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Mar. 07, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Marilyn Hope Hayes Drake, 66, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

She was born on February 21, 1953 to the late Robert Hayes and Mary Hanson Hayes in Tampa, Florida. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Vivian Brown.

Survivors include her son, Billy Joe Drake, Jr.; daughter, Veronica Lynn Scott (Troy); brother, Bobby Hayes (Brenda); sisters, Janet Haynes (Junior), Joyce Chapman (the late Frankie), Ruth Horsely (Charles); six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; significant other, Donald Chance.

Family will have visitation on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the funeral home starting at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Clay officiating. Family will have visitation one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

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Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, 770-253-4723