Southern Christian Advocate Vol 93 #51 pg 7 col 2 issue dated December 19, 1929 from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College:
Miss Elizabeth Catherine Murchison Hayes, eldest daughter of O C Hayes and the late Catherine Hayes, died suddenly Wednesday morning, December 4, at the home of her father, near Dillon.
She was a faithful Christian member of St Paul's Methodist Church at Little Rock.
Since her mother's death in 1907, she was mother, sister and friend to the large family of brothers and sisters. Her charity and human kindness were not bounded by her family. Everybody with whom she came in contact received from her the same gentle courtesy, sympathy and help when needed.
She was the only daughter left at home with the aged father and it was her privilege and joy to "keep the home fires burning" for him and for the comings and goings of the large family of children. "The children are coming" was a favorite expression and made the glad light shine in her eyes.
The funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the home and the Rev T W Godbold of Little Rock and the Rev W A Beckham of Dillon paid lovely tribute to her whose loss will sorely be felt in the com-........(sentence ends without being completed)
A quintet of friends sang during H..........(sentence ends again without being completed).
Miss Hayes is survived by her father, four brothers and six sisters: Edgar P Hayes, C Vinvent Hayes and Miss Naomi Hayes of Little Rock, Jackson Hayes of Dillon, Mrs Julian P Stackhouse and John W Hayes of Asheville, NC., Miss Ruth Hayes of Black Mountain, NC., Miss Lula B Hayes of Columbia, Mrs J E Mitchell of Saluda, NC., and Mrs L C Talbert of Troy.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 5 Aug 2002.