COOKEVILLE Sarah Blanche Hayes, 97, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Bethesda Health & Rehab Care Center in Cookeville, Tenn.She was born Thursday, Nov. 18, 1915 in Clarksville, Tenn., daughter of the late Matthew and Nettie Ruth (Davidson) Hale. She was the wife of the late Richard William Hayes.Surviving are daughters, Peggy Clingan, of Cookeville, Tenn., and Nancy Barkley, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; grandchildren, Donna Clingan Whitson, Beth Clingan Overstreet and Lindell Barkley. Also sisters, Jean Massengale, of Chattanooga, Charldean Steil, of Lenore City and Mary Ragan, of Lexington, Ky.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Leroy, W.A. and Matthew Samuel Hale; and sisters, Mable Coe and Frances Coots. Also grandchildren, Cindy Barkley Smith and Lisa Barkley Fields.The family will receive friends today from Noon to 1 p.m. with funeral service following immediately in the Chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Wiles officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Brooks Whitson, Frank Whitson, Brad Overstreet, Harrison Ford, Lindell Barkley, and Rodney Smith.Final resting place in Green Acres Memory Gardens.Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of services.