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Paula E Morris

Condolences to the family. We knew things looked "still" at Ola's house, when passing on my way to Old Town. I worked with Ola at Florida National. I recall her days at Pantry Pride. During the holidays, we enjoyed those delicious desserts she'd make. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn Lee

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family

Bill & Betty Love and Mary Joyce

Ola you were one of a kind and we will miss you so. Our sincere condolences to your family and you all are in our prayers. God Bless!!

Brenda Beard Brunner

I remember Ola through many trips to Moore's Grocery, then as a teen employee working a summer job in the gift shop. Ola was a true example of a first empression. The lady had a smile and friendly word for everyone. My sincere condolences to her family.

Barbara Lyle

We are so sorry to hear about our former sweet neighbor. She was a beautiful person and will be missed. Prayers for peace and strength for the family are lifted.

Ola Mae Hyers


Mrs. Ola Mae Hyers, 83, of Fernandina Beach passed away surrounded by her family at her home on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

She was born in Piedmont, AL and was a daughter of the late Sewell K. and Viola Hall Strickland. She met her future husband, Robert Hyers, in Anniston, AL while he was visiting there from Ft. Benning, GA, where he was stationed in the Army. They came to Fernandina Beach 61 years ago. Mr. Hyers passed away in 1994.

Mrs. Hyers had worked most of her adult life. She worked as a cashier at Moore’s Grocery, at Pantry Pride and retired after over 25 years as office manager for Winn Dixie. She also spent some time with Florida National Bank as a teller.

While she loved scrapbooking, Mrs. Hyers true passion was her yard and gardening. Every year in the spring she would say “its time to put the scrapbooks up and get out into the yard”. She loved all sorts of flowers and plants. She would spend weekend shopping trips looking for something special for the yard going from store to store looking at plants. Her yard was always beautiful.

Mrs. Hyers also loved baking, especially for the holidays and spending time with her grandchildren. They always knew where the “snack stash” was and looked forward to getting a “real coke” which she always had on hand. In her later years Mrs. Hyers would say her life “began and would end on 14th Street.”. She felt like she could go from home to the doctor, to her bank and to the grocery store and nearly always just stay on 14th Street. This past Tuesday, she was able to have her wish and come home from the hospital to spend her last days at home.

She leaves behind her children, Lynn Todd and Dennis (Angel) Hyers; her sister, Shirley F. Stanczyk; her brother, Howard Strickland; her three grandchildren, John (Crystal) Todd, Jr., Alison Thrift and Robert Hyers and her great grandchildren, Tyler Norman, Chloe Thrift, Isla Thrift, Robert Todd and Alice Todd.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hyers will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the graveside beginning at 1:00 PM.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband, “on 14th Street” in Bosque Bello Cemetery.


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