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Irene Prickett Hayes

Irene Prickett Hayes, American dietitian, lecturer. Registered dietitian, Alabama. Named Grandmother of Year, United Cerebral Palsy, 1982; recipient Special Recognition award, Etowah County Hospice Organization, 1987.


  • Hayes, Irene Prickett was born on June 2, 1935 in Clay County, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Willie John and Maudie (Dison) Prickett.

  • Education

    • AS, Gadsden State Junior College, Alabama, 1967. Bachelor of Science, Jacksonville State University, Alabama, 1969. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1976.


    • Dietary assistant Baptist Memorial Hospital, Gadsden, 1969-1974. Instructor, assistant director community service program Gadsden State Junior College, 1974-1981. Instructor Bellows-Evans Amana, Birmingham, Alabama, 1979-1980.

      Food service director McGuffey Health Care Center, Gadsden, since 1981. Consultant Mountain View Hospital, Gadsden, 1978-1980. Lector Women's Educational Training and Orientation Center Workshops, Gadsden, 1978-1980.


    Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.


    Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.


    Marriage is a microcosm of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God meant for a marriage to help to understand, to some degree, God’s vast and intricate love for people.


    Coordinator Meals on Wheels, Gadsden, 1978-1981. Volunteer United Cerebral Palsy, Gadsden, since 1982, Committee to Elect Democrats, Gadsden, 1986. Team member Etowah County Hospice Organization, Gadsden, since 1986.

    Board directors meals for home bound Metropolitan Area Noon Nutrition Association, Gadsden, 1987. Member American Dietitic Association, Northeast Alabama Dietitic Association (secretary 1983-1985), American Association of University Women, American Business Women's Association, Alabama Business Women's Association.



    Cooking, crocheting, reading, walking, gardening.


    • Married Donald Ray Hayes, June 27, 1953. Children: Wanda H. Posey, Donald Ray Junior, Ronald, William, Gregory.
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