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Ray Hayes

October 14, 1951 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Ray Hayes Obituary

Mr. Ray Hayes, age 72, of Vidalia, died suddenly on Monday, January 29, 2024.  He was born in Bradenton, Florida, growing up in Miami.  He was a 1969 graduate of Southwest High School in Miami.  Shortly after graduation, he entered the United States Army where he served six years.  Ray had several occupations throughout his life. He and his mother owned a restaurant in Inverness, Florida, he was an insurance agent, and later he owned Hayes Produce in Live Oak, Florida and had recently moved to Vidalia.  He was a man of strong faith and he genuinely cared about people.  He was known for his compassionate heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Marvin Hayes and Willene Dollie Castleberry Hayes; sister, Debbie Hayes; and brother, Johnnie M. Hayes.

His family includes his wife, Terry Bass Hayes of Vidalia; son, Bryan Hayes and wife Lyndsey of Clarkdale, Georgia; stepson, David Goddard and wife Michelle of Longwood, Florida; three sisters, Gwen Perez of South Carolina, Teresa Hayes of Montana and Tena Neunaber and husband David of Illinois; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and cousins, including two special cousins he referred to as “brothers by heart”, Lash Hayes and Lucky Hayes, both of Lyons.

A memorial service will be Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, at 1:00 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Ricky Dyal and Pastor Brian Patrick officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Live Oak City Cemetery in Live Oak, Florida.

A memorial service will also be held in Florida on Saturday morning, February 10th, at 11:00 at Harvest Fellowship Church in Jasper, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 156, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements. 

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Memorial Service
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
Rocky Creek Baptist Church
2298 Johnson Corner Road
Lyons, GA 30436


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