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Sonia Gravley Hayes

January 14, 1938 August 13, 2019
Sonia Gravley Hayes
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Sonia Hayes, age 81, of Decatur, passed away August 13, 2019. Sonia was born and lived her entire life in Atlanta. When she was six, her father died in service to his county in the Battle of the Bulge and she was raised by her mother Thelma. In 1955, she met and married Conway Hayes. Raising three children, Sonia was a proficient old-fashioned homemaker, caring for her children with a talent for cooking and baking, which she always enjoyed. She was an avid gardener until shortly before her death, and she loved animals, birds and all wildlife. A generous woman, she always had a smile on her face, embraced her friends and neighbors as family and was one of those people who always struck up a conversation no matter where she was.
Sonia is survived by her three children, Clay, Stuart and Elaine, and by her four grandchildren.
The family will hold a visitation at A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur on Sunday, August 18th at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. A graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens thereafter at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Sonia's name to the Atlanta Humane Society.


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Visitation

Sunday

18

Aug

1:00 PM 8/18/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 8/18/2019 2:00:00 PM
A S Turner and Sons Funeral Home

2773 N. Decatur Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033

A S Turner and Sons Funeral Home
2773 N. Decatur Rd. Decatur 30033 GA
United States

Graveside

Sunday

18

Aug

2:30 PM 8/18/2019 2:30:00 PM
Floral Hills Memory Gardens

3000 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084

Floral Hills Memory Gardens
3000 Lawrenceville Highway Tucker 30084 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Atlanta Humane Society

981 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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