Clyde ‘Gabby’ Hayes

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 8, 2009

Graveside services for Clyde “Gabby” Hayes, of Vidalia, La., are2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Bro.Ronald Hall will officiate. Laird Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at thefuneral home.

Mr. Hayes, 82, died June 5, 2009. He was born in Lincoln Countyon June 24, 1926, to Willie Robert Hayes and Ella Lofton Hayes.

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He was a longtime employee of L.J. Denny and Son Trucking Co.and also worked during his retirement years at KCS Lumber Yard.

Preceding him in death were his wives, Virgie Montgomery Hayesand Jenny Campbell Hayes; his son, Francis Lee “Shorty” Hayes; hisbrothers, Rufus Hayes and Willie Hayes; and his sisters, MaryForbes, Addie Case, Lillian Burns, Ada Case, Eloise Delaughter andRuby Bailey.

Survivors are his son, Danny Hayes and wife, Cherry, of Natchez;his daughters, Virginia Price and fiance, Alton Gray, of Natchez,Darlene Darnell and husband, Keith, and Doris Roberts and fiance,Joseph Beach, all of Vidalia, La.; eight grandchildren; eightgreat-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and his sister-in-law,Mattie Hayes, of Brookhaven.

Pallbearers will be Kelley Barlow, Wade Darnell Jr., RayfordAinsworth, Ricky Reid, Alton Gray, Jeremy Mullins and BertMorace.

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