Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Phillip Hayes, age 63 of Decherd. Mr. Hayes passed from this life on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was the Franklin County Property Assessor for 24 years, from 1988 and continuing through 2012. He graduated from Motlow then worked for TVA before becoming property assessor. In his spare time he enjoyed working on his farm raising beef cattle, collecting and trading guns, hunting and fishing. Mr. Hayes was a member of the Church of Christ at Oak Grove. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Francis Gilliam Hayes and his father, Albert Morris Hayes and step-father, James Charles Smith. He is survived by his daughter, Helen Katherine Hayes (Thomas) Faris of Winchester; son, Phillip Morris Hayes of Marion, Alabama; caregiver and mother of his children, Helen Worley of Decherd; and granddaughter, Penelope Kate Faris of Winchester. The family received friends at Watson-North Funeral Home on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. Mr. Hayes was laid to rest in the Morris Family Cemetery in Decherd following the funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398. 931-967-2345.