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Rev. Dr. James A. Hayes Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1931 - 2012

Rev. Dr. James A. Hayes Rev. Dr. James A. Hayes of Louisa, KY went to be with his Lord on Wednesday April 25, 2012 following a brief illness.

Rev. Hayes was born December 29, 1931 at Georges Creek, Kentucky the son of the late Farris and Nova Stambaugh Hayes. His first wife, Frankie Thompson Hayes died in 1988.

He was an ordained Free Will Baptist minister since 1955 and served the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church as pastor for 25 years, stepping down in 1997. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

His second wife, Wanda Miller Hayes, whom he married in 1989, survives him. Also, three children, Priscilla Faye Hayes of Louisa, Kentucky, James A. Hayes II of Columbus, Ohio and William F. Hayes of Galena, Ohio. Four stepchildren, Michael Miller of Lexington, Kentucky, Nicola Nelson and James E. Miller of Louisa, Kentucky, and Richard A. Miller of Fallsburg, Kentucky. Seven grandchildren, five step grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.

Three brothers, Bert and Earl D. Hayes of Louisa, Kentucky and Fred Hayes of Smyrna, Georgia. One sister, Ruby VanHoose of River, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by two sisters Edath M. Conley and Roberta VanHoose.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Jim Bevins officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Pinehill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church.

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There are currently 8 condolences.

Marsha Hancock
Saturday April 28, 2012 at 6:12 PM

My sympathy in the loss of your father. Uncle James was a great man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Simpson Adkins
Saturday April 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Wanda,Priscilla,Jim,Bill and all family, Bro.Hayes was such a good pastor and friend to my family.Your loss is Heaven's gain. Praying God will give you comfort at this time!!!!
Dr. Edward Hutchinson
Friday April 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I was sorry to hear about Brother James Passing. He was a dear friend. I know tha soon we will meet in Heaven. Rev Ed Hutchinson
Friday April 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Jason Cassell
Friday April 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I am thankful for all of the times I heard him proclaim the truth of Scripture and for the support he gave to me as a young minister...
Melvina Hanevich
Friday April 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I am sorry for your loss. I remember Uncle James with a big smile and a big laugh! I will be praying for you all.
Gail Castle Kidd
Thursday April 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM

So sorry for your loss
Joanna Sexton-Schilling
Thursday April 26, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The Hayes family has meant a lot to our family. It still does. From Dave Al Hayes through Bill, the Hayes preachers have always been a blessing to us all. We have not lost him-we know where to find him. God give you peace and comfort until we all meet again. Much love to you all.

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