Mabel Lounett Hight Tayes

Funeral services for Mrs. Tayes will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Bro. James Rowlett officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Tayes, 88, of Hermitage, was born Aug. 10, 1925 and entered into eternal rest Sept. 29, 2013. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church for 70-plus years. She was married July 31, 1943 to James Clarence Tayes.

Lounett was preceded in death by husband, James Clarence Tayes; parents, Grady and Rebecca Hight; sisters, Vallie Lohman and Carmene Eakes; and granddaughter, Becky Tayes.

She is survived by sons, Tony Tayes, Joey Tayes and Jeff (Angelia) Tayes; grandchildren, Steve Tayes, Scottie Tayes, Latisha (Blake) Hall and Annette (Buddy) Crunk; and great-grandchildren, Kain and Micah Hailey and Lyric Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Steve Tayes, Scottie Tayes, Blake Hall, Buddy Crunk, Bryan Baldwin, Steve Hagar, Ronny Skully and Zillon Felts. Honorary pallbearers are: Harold Anderson, Joe Low, Eugene Tayes, Jerry Tayes, Mike Tayes, John Carr, Mitchell Smith, Mike Richardson, Dave Foster Jr., Johnny George and Elrick Daly.


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