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Bessie Opal Pike Hayden
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1914
Patrick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 2006
Galax
Galax City
Virginia, USA

LAUREL FORK, VA ~ Mrs. Bessie Opal Pike Hayden, 91, of Heritage Hall at Laurel Meadows, Laurel Fork, and formerly of Hayden Road in Claudville passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax.

Mrs. Hayden was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Patrick County to the late Joe and Katie Mears Pike.

She was a homemaker and self-employed dairy farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Norman Noah of Winston-Salem, Margaret and Leonard Hamm and Glenda and Roger Culler, all of Mount Airy, N.C.; a son, Freddy Hayden, of Walkertown; three grandchildren and spouses, Cherie and Tim Sizemore of Mount Airy, Leanne and Norman Noah III of Winston Salem, N.C., and Ms. Chantay Noah of Pfafftown, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Kaylean Noah and Nathan Noah, both of Winston-Salem; and a sister, Hester Dollyhite, of Mount Airy.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hayden was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Romney Hayden; three sisters, Nellie White, Lucy Hayes and Elsie Heath; four brothers, Edgar Pike, Roy Pike, James Pike and Floyd Pike; and a special friend, Bessie Thomas.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Darren Slate officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, April 27, at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at Heritage Hall for all the loving and tender care they showed Mrs. Hayden and her family.

(Winston-Salem Journal (NC) ~ April 27, 2006) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Henderson Pike (1874 - 1921)
  Katherine Pike Mears Heaton (1879 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Fred Romney Hayden (1912 - 2001)
 
 Siblings:
  Nellie Elizabeth Pike White (1905 - 1993)*
  James William Pike (1907 - 1995)*
  Elsie Heath Pike Williams (1911 - 1982)*
  Bessie Opal Pike Hayden (1914 - 2006)
  Hester Leora Pike Dollyhite (1916 - 2011)*
  Floyd Swanson Pike (1918 - 1975)*
  Lucy Heaton Hayes (1926 - 1997)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Claudville
Patrick County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Stucy Heath
Record added: Feb 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85819138
Bessie Opal <i>Pike</i> Hayden
Added by: Kathy Stucy Heath
 
 
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- Kathy Stucy Heath
 Added: Mar. 11, 2012
 
 
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