Theda Jane Hayes


Theda Jane Hayes, 83, of Monumental, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 09, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 18, 1935, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Blaine Ice and Gladys Ice-Choplin.

Theda will be remembered for her love of all animals, particularly her dog, Cuddles, and cat, Rufus, as well as feeding and watching wild birds. She was devoted to her entire family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, never missing an opportunity to support them in their extracurricular activities and sporting events. She was a Baptist by faith.

Theda is survived by son, Allen Efaw and fiancé Belinda Keller, of Mannington; daughters: Denise Pugh and husband Daniel, of Fairmont, Darlene Daniel and husband Vince, of Mannington, and Deborah Efaw, of Cross Lanes; and sister-in-law, Jean Ice, of Charleston.

She is also survived by grandchildren: Chad Brinegar (Charity), Jeff Brinegar (Danielle), Kristy Moore (Eric), Brandon Efaw (Meagan), Eric Efaw, and Lindsay Michael; and great-grandchildren: Adam, Kayley, Madison, Justin, Braden, and Tucker Brinegar, Zaraya Efaw, and Ella and Jude Moore.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Howard Hayes, and brother, Playford Ice.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Amedysis Hospice for the excellent care they provided Theda.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Humane Society of your choice.

Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont, on Monday, from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., with services taking place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Barker officiating. Interment will follow at Cunningham Memorial Gardens.

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3 posts

Brian and Myra Efaw
Feb 12, 2019
Sorry to hear the passing of Aunt Theda. Our thoughts and prayers are for loving memories of your lives with your mother. Our deepest condolences.
Bill Colvin
Feb 11, 2019
Sorry for the loss of you Mother our prayers are with all .Friend Bill & Charlene Colvin.
Train and Pat Morris
Feb 10, 2019
Darlene and family
We are so sorry to learn of your Moms passing,may your fond memories of a special person bring you comfort at this time.