In Memory

Julia Lewis (Hayes) - Class Of 1966

Julia Lewis (Hayes)

Julia Lewis Hayes, age 68, of Buford passed away Monday, January 30, 2017.  Julia was a member of Center Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Julia was a fun, loving person and will be missed by all. Julia was a very outgoing person and was involved in many, many organizations.    She was a member of the Buford Women's Club, Red Hat Society, Georgia Federation of Women's Club in Tallulah Falls, Ga. and worked with homeless shelters.  Survivors include her husband of 19 years Donald Hayes; step sons Ted Hayes and wife Janná and  Dan Hayes; grandchildren Marla Hayes, Donna Schwarz, Dusty Hayes, Amber Deadrick and Kim Partridge; 7 great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends; and her cat Andrew.  She is preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bruster Lewis and sister Mary.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, February 3, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rev. David Cozad officiating.  The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the funeral home.  Interment will be family only at Eternal Hills Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Center Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.


Julia brought home-made biscuits each Sunday for Central's Courtyard Hospitality.  A service to honor her life and the difference she made in the lives of those who are a part of this ministry will be held this Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 9:00 - 9:30  a.m. in the courtyard.

For any who are unable to travel to the funeral on Friday, Central will host a service to remember Julia and witness to the resurrection at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel.


Following is the obituary from the funeral home:



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01/31/17 05:22 PM #1    

Cheryl Nash (Turner) (1966)

So sorry to hear this.  We had an opportunity to visit at our 50th Class Reunion last summer and I am so happy we did.  RIP Julia.


01/31/17 05:52 PM #2    

Robert (Bob) Rogers (1966)

It wasn't the faultless hair or the envious tan, it was the wit and personality of Julia which made her so fun to be around.  Julia, your humor and presence will be missed.  Was good to catch up during both reunions.

01/31/17 06:43 PM #3    

Chip McInnis (1966)

I am so very sorry to hear this.  I am glad we saw each other at the reunions.  RIP Julia.   Chip

01/31/17 07:44 PM #4    

Betty Bearden (Dulinawka) (1966)

Just saw Julia at our 50th class reunion and she looked fantastic.  We chatted for awhile and it really was good to see her.  So sorry to hear of her sudden passing.

01/31/17 08:24 PM #5    

Cheryl Ingram (Braddy) (1966)

So glad I got to see and talk to Julia at the reunion. We became Facebook friends and I learned that she was a great cook, loved to travel, and was devoted to her church.  Julia will be missed

Cheryl Ingram Braddy

01/31/17 10:12 PM #6    

Mary Jo Hall (West) (1966)

Julia was always a breath of fresh air and brought such joy, laughter and compassion to all. My deepest sympathy to her beloved husband, friends, and family.

02/01/17 12:11 PM #7    

Peggy Rucker (Butler) (1965)

So sorry to read this.  Her smile will be greatly missed!


02/01/17 01:35 PM #8    

Danny Wheeler (1966)

It's always so sad to hear that another of our class members has passed away especially one so sweet as Julia. She will be greatly missed, my condolences to her family and friends...

02/01/17 03:43 PM #9    

Donald Roach (1966)

from the 5th grade on , you will be missed by me and who knew you........condolences to Julia's husband and to her in peace , Julia...

03/05/17 07:41 PM #10    

Paulette Babb (Henderson) (1966)

My dear childhood friend,please know I will always think of you with love and happy memories from our time together at church, camp and school. I only wish our last correspondence had been one of a different nature since the subject was one we did not see eye to eye on but it never changed my friendship toward you. Rest in the Lord and enjoy your rewards and I look forward to seeing you again.

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