Robyn Gandee

Robyn Hayes Gandee, 41, of Given, passed away suddenly on Aug. 14, 2014.

She was the loving wife of David Gandee and a devoted mother to Reese and Ranse Gandee. Robyn's proudest achievement was her two children. She was a successful business owner of 16 years at Head to Toe Beauty Salon.

Robyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Howard C. and Myrtle Fisher, and paternal grandfather, Willie Richard Hayes.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, David Gandee; her 18-year old daughter, Reese Gandee, and her 14-year old son, Ranse Gandee; paternal grandmother, Betty L. Hayes of Ripley; her father, Richard L. Hayes of Given; her mother, Connie L. Hayes of Given; three sisters, Rhonda Casto (husband, John) of Ripley, Stephanie Hayes of Given and Stacie Hayes (Donnie Catalano) of Ripley; and nieces and nephews, Joshua Casto, Jamie Casto Clendenin, Jordan Casto, Hayden Balser, Jackie Gandee, Casey Rhodes and Bristol Smith.

Robyn was a Christian and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley. She never met a stranger, always had a smile on her face and never hesitated to give advice, whether you needed it or not, and had a passion for cooking.

A celebration of the life of Robyn Gandee will be at 1:12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Given Cemetery, Given.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

If desired, donations in memory of Robyn may be sent to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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