Mrs. Janet Smith Hayes of New Bern NC, fell asleep on Monday, 27 October 2014, and is awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mrs. Hayes was an equestrian enthusiast, lover of all things beach or ocean related, and NBHS graduate of 1968. She is survived by: her husband Mr. Lawrence Paul Hayes, and stepsons Mr. Michael and Lawrence Hayes of Wilmington NC; her mother Ms. Frances Curtis, her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Heath, grandkids Lauren and Maggie Heath, Jacob Heath, and brother Mr. Steve Smith of New Bern; her son Mr. Hunter Heath of Ashburn VA; her sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bartleson of Greenville NC, her brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith of Port Charlotte FL; nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ricks, great nephew Andrew, and great niece Mary-Margaret of Greenville NC. Recognition service will be held on Saturday 1 November, at 1:00 p.m. at Kahlert Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ed Oeding officiating.