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Dorothy "Dot" Lee Gilstrap Hayes

February 10, 1937 — June 17, 2023

Easley, SC


Dorothy "Dot" Hayes 
Easley, SC

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Lee Gilstrap Hayes, 86, wife of the late Robert Cleo Hayes, Sr., went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, June 17, 2023, while visiting her son in Arvada, CO.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late William Berry Gilstrap and the late Virginia Dare Gravley Gilstrap. Mrs. Hayes was a 1955 graduate of Parker High School, and owned and operated Dot's Beauty Shop for over fifty years when she retired in 2016 at 78 years of age. She was a member of Arial Baptist Church.

Dot Loved people and found her customers to be friends. She had a charitable heart for her community where she lived for most of her life. Dot's spirited personality and affectionate presence will be missed by her family and friends that loved her dearly.

Surviving are a son, Robert C. Hayes, Jr. (Erik) of Arvada, CO; two daughters, Vicki Lovell (Butch) of Liberty, and Betty Winslett (Jamie) of Easley; six grandchildren, Michelle Foster, Chris Robinson (Rachel), Melissa Coker (Stanley), Melanie Sullivan (Jonathan), Amanda Cantrell (Adam), and Shane Lovell; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hayes was predeceased by a brother, Berry Jerome Gilstrap; a sister, Betty Grace Gilstrap; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 25, 2023 at the Pickens View Wesleyan Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM Sunday, prior to the graveside service at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jamie Winslett.

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory-Downtown, Easley.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, June 25, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Robinson Funeral Home Downtown

305 West Main Street, Easley, SC 29641

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Graveside Service

Sunday, June 25, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pickens View Wesleyan Church Cemetery

774 Bethlehem Ridge Rd, Pickens, SC 29671

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