Nora Ann Miller Hayden
May 8, 1933 - September 27, 2011
Nora Ann Miller Hayden
Nora Ann Miller Hayden, 78, of Melbourne, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born Monday, May 8, 1933 in Melbourne, she was the daughter of Robert G. and Nobia V. (Marchant) Miller.
She and her husband raised three fine sons who were her pride and joy. Her husband gives her credit for making him the man he is today. Nora Ann, even though a very private person, was a hospice volunteer caregiver for ten years and volunteered at Pioneer Nursing Home for 18 years. She visited her aunt and uncle in a nursing home in Batesville every week for years. She really enjoyed making baby quilts and giving them to the new born children in and around Melbourne. She was a third grade school teacher and retired after 25 years of teaching. She was member of Extension Club where she was a Maple club officer, a Cub Scout den mother, an education leader for the county Cancer Society, and a school PTA officer. Nora Ann truly enjoyed her life of teaching and doing things for her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Melbourne and for many years took her neighbors to church with her. She worked in the church nursery, was a Junior class teacher, taught four and five year old children and the Wednesday night kids class, and she also taught an adult Sunday school class for many years. Nora Ann was a fair judge and was always running errands for her elderly neighbors. She would say, “Most of all was love for God and my family and doing what I could through prayer to keep them in God’s love throughout my life.”
Survivors include her husband, Ernest M. Hayden of the home; two sons: Robert F. Hayden and his wife, Anna of Little Rock and Gregory Hayden and his wife, Sandi of Nashville, Tennessee; five grandchildren: Whitney Hayden, Chris Hayden, Ashley Hayden, Chad Hayden and Hillary Hayden; one brother, Paul G. Miller and one sister, Jean Harvell both of Melbourne; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Carl Hayden.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church of Melbourne with Brother Rick Burke and Brother Doyne Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Melbourne Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home