Hayden, Ernest

ERNEST HAYDEN, 98, of Greencastle, a retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, 602 East Washington Street in Greencastle. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Williams officiating and burial at the Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Survivors include: daughter, Judith Ann Tomey of Washington; sons Gerald Lee Hayden of Washington and John Hayden of Winslow; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Berneice Boes Hayden in 1976 and his second wife Gretchen Ellis Hayden in 2006. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gobin United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 307 Simpson St., Greencastle, IN 46135. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.bittlesandhurt.com.