Obituaries — Oct. 17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Jerry Harding Baity

Mr. Jerry Harding Baity, 72, of Advance, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born June 4, 1947, in Davie County to the late Roby Addison Baity and Annie Hutchens. Jerry had retired as a truck driver from Storopack. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Baity; two daughters, Mary Ann Styers (Ricky) and Tina Hadley (Ken); one grandson, Cody Styers (Meredith); three granddaughters, Jessica Kibler, Kimber Gonzalez (Jonathan) and Lindsey Hadley;  three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Styers, Jackson Styers and Amelia Gonzalez; two sisters, Mary Kathryn Baity and Nellie Prim (Buddy) and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Advance First Baptist Church by Pastor Rodney Hellard. Online condolences may be made at

Phyllis Verona King Hayes

Mrs. Phyllis Verona King Hayes, 60, of Advance, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, after an 11-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, in Davie County to Joe Harding King and Helen Pauline Michael King. Mrs. Hayes was a wife, mother, sister, and friend who lived life to the fullest. She loved traveling and along with her husband traveled to six of the seven continents. Mrs. Hayes loved the outdoors and spending time tending to her flower garden. She was a RN who worked for many of the local hospitals with her last position being with Daymark Recovery Services. Mrs. Hayes loved her family and they will all greatly miss her.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hayes is preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca K. Smith. Left to honor her memory is her husband of 38 years, Hubert H. Hayes, Jr.; a daughter, Nora Hayes; two sisters, Eileen Dunn and Deborah Foltz; and a brother, Thomas King.

A funeral service was held in her honor 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Macedonia Moravian Church, officiated by Pastor Zach Dease. Interment followed the service in the church graveyard. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Watauga Humane Society, 312 Paws Way, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be made at