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Nola Jean Hayes

December 2, 1949 — August 31, 2023

Nola Jean Hayes, 73, passed away on August 31, 2023, surrounded by her family, after fighting her long
battle with cancer. She was born December 2, 1949, in Charleston SC to the late Delone Lafayette Collins
“RIP” and Naomi Timmons Collins.

Left to cherish her memory are her 4 children, Dawn Frazier (Brett), Dana Briggs (Donny), Casi Murdaugh
(Sean), and Mason Henry Hayes III “Trey” (Lindsey), 8 grandchildren, Brandon Frazier (Haley), Matthew
Frazier, Haley Frazier, Stuart Briggs, Kyle Murdaugh (Bri), Zachary Murdaugh, Trevor Murdaugh, and
Campbell Hayes. Many also called her “Aunt Nola Jean”. She will truly be missed by her family and her
lifelong friends.

Nola was a devoted wife and mother and was always there when we needed her. Spending time with
her family and friends was most important to her. She especially enjoyed family vacations at the beach
where anyone was always welcome to join. The more the merrier was how she felt. She loved making
holidays special and meaningful. Her laugh was infectious and could light up a room. She had a beautiful
smile that reached her eyes, and you always knew how she felt by her many facial expressions, including
the one referred to as “the look”. She taught her children to be strong and to love unconditionally. She
will be forever in our hearts and missed dearly.

We would like to acknowledge Jane Seigler, her “soul sister” of 38 years, for being such a devoted friend
to our mother Nola, and caring for her until the end. From the moment they met, it was not very often
that one would be seen without the other. She is often referred to as a second mom to Nola’s children.
They will be forever grateful for their friendship.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Mason Henry Hayes Jr. “Buck”, her sister Norma Betty
Grau and her brother Michael Lee Collins.

We would also like to thank Agape Hospice for their care and support. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later time with her family.

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