Cecilia M. Ewing Hayes 1946 – 2022

Hillsboro, IL—Cecilia M. Ewing Hayes, 75, of Hillsboro, died May 4, 2022 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.

She was born on November 15, 1946 in Little Rock Ar., to Julius Drummond and Victoria Ewing.

She was a graduate of Horace Mann High School in Little Rock AR.; she graduated from the University of the Ozarks with her master’s degree.

She built from the ground up, owning and operating International Filter Manufacturing Co. in Litchfield. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church in Hillsboro where she served as superintendent and Sunday school teacher for 30 years. She was an exceptional person and a loving wife, mother and aunt. She loved children. She loved to read and worked to establish a library for the church and the community.

She married Pastor James R. Hayes on November 23, 1993, and he survives.

She is survived by one daughter Nicole Hayes of Hillsboro and three sisters Patricia Hightower of Little Rock AR., Joanna (Mark) Hewitt of Little Rock AR and Cynthia E Belinsky of Southfield MI and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Memorials can be directed to St. James Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church in Hillsboro with Pastor Al B. Morgan officiating, visitation will be on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at ‘church.

Interment will be at Bluff Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Condolences can be dropped off at WWW.houghfuneralhome.com

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is making arrangements.

Posted on May 06, 2022

Published in The State Journal-Register

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