Mildred Mae Hayes Herman, age 97 of Boone, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022. Mildred enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds. She found pleasure in cooking special meals for her family. She was a member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church and the Lydia Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Herman and a daughter, Linda Miller and son-in-law Joseph Miller. Her parents; Thomas and Lura Ward Hayes, four brothers; Thomas, Floyd, Hoyle and Barrack Hayes. Two sisters; Lucille Greene and Vivian Hayes. She is survived by two sons; Gary and wife Linda, Martin and wife Susan. Four grandchildren; Tonya Townsend and husband Tony, Melinda Eggers and husband Scott, Melissa Greene and husband Wayne, and Jason Herman and wife Heather. Twelve great-grandchildren; Bailey, Marley and Kagen Townsend, Kaylee, Mason and Mattie Eggers, Palin, Paisley, and Liam Greene, Sydney, Saylor and Porter Herman. Two brothers; Joseph Hayes, and Henry Hayes and wife Myra. As well as a number of nieces and nephews. Her body will lie in state on Tuesday, February 1st at Austin and Barnes Funeral Home from 12pm until 5pm so friends may pay their respects and sign the guest register. There will be a private family graveside service in Adams Cemetery with Rev. Toby Oliver and Rev. Pete Vandenberg officiating. The family would like to thank her special friend Carolyn Aldridge and all of her caregivers and especially those at The Foley Center. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Adams Cemetery, c/o Jerry Greer, 3549 Old HWY 421 S, Boone, North Carolina 28607 Online condolences may be shared with the Herman family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Herman family.