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1923 Willie 2015

Willie Hayes

April 6, 1923 — January 30, 2015

OBITUARY WILLIE HAYES Mr. Willie Hayes, age 91, of Willacoochee, GA. passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at Shady Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Douglas, GA. following an extended illness. A native of Berrien County, Mr. Hayes was born April 6, l923 son of Pearlie and Minnie O'Neal Hayes. He had made his home in Atkinson County and Berrien County most of his life. He was a retired farmer, a member and former officer of the VFW in Nashville, Ga., former director of the Atkinson County Farm Bureau and served as an ASCS Committee Member. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II and his church membership was at Beulah United Methodist Church. Survivors include: Wife: Kathleen Luke Hayes of Willacoochee, GA. 2 Sons: Larry Hayes and special friend Diane Dean of Willacoochee, GA. Tony Hayes and special friend Tonya Powell of Orlando, FL. Daughter: Betty Anne Hayes Smith and husband W.M. of Pearson, GA. 2 Brothers: Vernis Hayes of Waycross, GA. Carl Hayes and wife Betty of Moultrie, GA. Brother-In-Law: Lavawn Luke and wife Shirley of Nicholls, GA. Former Daughter-In-Law: Marie Hayes 2 Grandchildren: Corey Hayes and wife Yolanda of Willacoochee, GA. Brandon Hayes and wife Misty of Ambrose, GA. 4 Great Grandchildren: DyAnna and Hunter Hayes Cody and Emma Hayes Funeral services for Mr. Hayes were held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Jacobs officiating. Special musical selections "Daddy's Hands" and "Wish You Were Here" were rendered by soloist Zenda Adair with tape accompaniment. Soft music for the Prelude and the Postlude was played by Nelda Flanders pianist. The interment followed in St. Luke Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by an Honor Guard Contingent from Ft. Stewart, Ga. Serving as active pallbearers were: Greg Luke, Chris Luke, Robert Hayes, Timmy Hayes, Mike Hayes and Duane Skipper. Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.


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