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Margaret Sue Driggers Hayman, 83, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of Lester Linton Hayman, Sr. died Thursday afternoon September 22, 2022, at home with her family at her side.

Born in Savannah, Georgia she was the daughter of the late John Driggers and the late Elizabeth Oetgen Driggers. Mrs. Hayman was a member of Chapel-by-the-Sea Baptist Church on Tybee Island and a former member of Morningside and Calvary Baptist Churches. She was the former owner of Lester L. Hayman Funeral Home, Abercorn Florist, The Orchid Shop, Regal Limousine Service, and Ansa-Call Answering Service of Savannah.

Mrs. Hayman was an accomplished organist and pianist. She was formerly active with the Chatham Association for Retarded Citizens and was an interpreter for the Hearing-impaired community in the court system and other settings. Both she and her husband served as foster parents to numerous children across the area and were active in the local and state foster parent organizations.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty McElveen and Emma Futrell as well as her grandson, Hunter Iddins.

Survivors include her children; Lester L. Hayman, Jr. (Annette), G. Michael Hayman, Sr. (Pamela), William Glen Hayman, Brandi Iddins (Christopher), and Margaret Michelle “Chellie” Hayman; grandchildren; Jessica Hayman, Michael Hayman, Jr., and Nicholas Iddins along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon September 25, 2022 at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Monday September 26, 2022 in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service. Interment will be in Hillcrest Abbey East.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Margaret Hayman to Hospice of Savannah Foundation, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations, 5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 400, Savannah, GA 31405.

Online Condolences

  1. Lynda Beebe says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless!

  2. Yvette Rushing says:

    To the Hayman Family: Although I know words offer small comfort in your hour of sorrow; however, I do wish to express my sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved mother/grandmother.
    With deepest sympathy.

  3. William Hall says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. Herbert Hilderbrand says:

    My wife, and I have known both Mrs. Haymans, and her late husband Lester for many years. Although those of us who knew, and loved her will miss her and we are saddened that we can’t see her this side of Heaven what a wonderful thing it is for her to be with her Lord and Savior ,but also to be with Lester and her other family members who welcomed her to her eternal home. Our prayers are with all the members of the Hayman family that God will give you peace, strength, and comfort in the days ahead.

  5. Patillo Family says:

    We lived a few houses down from the Hayman family on Tybee. Lovely, genteel Southern lady, she was.
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences.

  6. Clyde Loper says:

    Avis and I have known and loved Margaret and Lester. Since our teen years, Lester and I were best friends. Margaret joined our relation during our high school days. Our condolences to Lester, Michael and family.

  7. Kathy Shearouse DeFord says:

    Mrs. Hayman was such a wonderful lady. The Hayman were so special and kind to me during my early childhood years. They lived down the street and we went to Morningside Baptist Church. Lester and I went to Morningside Kindergarten. I’ll always remember Mrs. Hayman for all the fun youth trips. This sweet lady always had a kind word for everyone and a heart full of love. I know she will be missed. My sympathy, love and prayers are with her family.

  8. Mary Alice Garvin says:

    My sincere condolences to Lester, Michael and all the Hayman children and grandchildren. Margaret was a dear person with so many talents and she will be sorely missed. My prayers are with each of you and may GOD surround you with HIS tender loving care.

  9. Carolyn (Usher) Oxenrider says:

    To the family of Margaret and Lester:
    I have known these wonderful, caring people most of my life, and each life they touched has been blessed. A fond memory is from their courtship
    where they were at Our House Drive-In parked in the black hearse! Yes, they really did this! Thinking of Margaret and Lester (can’t think of one without the other), comes words of Anglican Priest and poet, John Donne: “I shall not live till I see God, and when I see Him, I shall never die.”
    With love and prayers,

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