Kelly was born on Long Island New York. The family moved to Pennsylvania when she was 9. The family enjoyed the country living lifestyle. Her last name changed from McCaffrey ten years later when she married Eddie Hayes. Kelly moved to Georgia, Eddie’s home state. Eddie joined the Navy in 1986. That translates to many moves throughout the world and the United States. Eddie was a SeaBee, from California to Mississippi to Sicily Italy to Maryland and back to Mississippi Gulf Coast. Anyone understanding the military family knows that Kelly served. A spouse has a great responsibility. The spouse keeps the home front stable, nurtures the children which allow a home for the returning military member. Their 2 sons made all the moves. Matthew was 2 and Shawn was 7 months when the military family journey began. Matthew married. He is a web designer locally. Shawn moved to Arizona where he has become a computer programmer. Kelly and Eddie are farming land in Wiggins MS. Their plan is to move to Lumberton.