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John William Hayes
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 10, 1951
  • Date of passing: Jan 12, 2016
Let the memory of John be with us forever

John William Hayes, 64, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his home. He was the son of the late Robert Leonard Hayes and Helen Louise Jackson. He served in the Army Reserves and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School Secretary for thirty years and was a former deacon. He worked for American Tobacco Company in Durham and later worked at Creedmoor Fuel Service.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Dr. Marc Tilley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Surviving is his wife of forty-four years, Rebecca Johnson Hayes of the home, two daughters, Johanna H. Waldron (Larry) of Winston-Salem, Cynthia H. Allen (Christopher) of Raleigh, a grandson, Jared William Waldron, a brother, Bobby L. Hayes (Margaret) of Creedmoor, three sisters, Pattie Beasley (Albert), Louise Heatherly (John), both of Butner and Carolyn Goodwin of Louisville, KY, mother-in-law, Catherine Johnson of Creedmoor, two sisters-in-law, Cathy J. Carter of Hillsborough, and Wanda J. Winstead (Michael) of Lafayette, Indiana and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Hayes.

A special thanks to Dr. Robert Pennington; also thanks to Dr. Michael Harrison and staff at Duke Cancer Center.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening, January 14, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O Box 745, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Anne Phillips on 25th January 2016

"Sorry for your loss.  May the God of peace and comfort be with you at this difficult time.  Please know that you have the thoughts and prayers of friends and acquaintances and that God is near to all those crushed in spirit.  There are better times ahead when we wont have to remember sickness or death.  Revelation 21:3-4"

This tribute was added by darnelle averre on 20th January 2016

"Becky and Family,
So sorry to hear of Johnny passing and I did not realize he was sick.  I have lots of good memories or you and him from our good old school days.   He was a true friend and showed is love of human kind to everyone.  My prayer today for you and your family is that God will give you peace and understanding today and the days ahead.  If I can do anything for you give me a call and I love you girl!  Darnelle Averre"

This tribute was added by Vivian Wright on 15th January 2016

"My thought and prayers are with you all during this time. God bless you all.

Vivian Overton Wright"

This tribute was added by Libby Colquitt on 15th January 2016

"We were so sorry to hear about your loss.  Johnny was such a warm and friendly person and I can't remember seeing him without a smile on his face.  I know you miss him greatly, but take comfort in knowing he's no longer in pain and is in the presence of the Savior.  Praying for your family -"

This tribute was added by Phyllis Beck on 15th January 2016

"David and I are saddened by the passing of Johnny.  He was truly a good man....sincere sympathy to all of you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Edie McDuffie on 14th January 2016

"Johnny was a wonderful person and I have known him for over 45 years!  He will be greatly missed.  Becky, my prayers are lifted up for you and all of the family.  Love in Christ, Edie"

This tribute was added by charlonia weaver on 13th January 2016

"Becky & family...We are so shocked & saddened to learn of Johnny's passing. Sending our love & prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Can't remember a time of ever seeing Johnny when he did not have a big smile on his face & a positive message to leave you with. Praying that your love & memories will carry you thru the days ahead. Love,Charlonia & James Weaver"

This tribute was added by Tracy Hill on 13th January 2016

"A lot of memories have been drifting through my mind today, but I think Johnny's smile is the one memory that will always carry a special place in my heart.  I pray for comfort and peace for all that loved him.  

Tracy Autrey Hill - Stem, NC"

This tribute was added by Lynn Blakley on 13th January 2016

"I'm so sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Patricia McCarson on 13th January 2016

"Didn't know him personally, but know his sweet sister Lou and John, our "Prayer's" go out to his family. Heard alot of good things about him from our son-in-law Phillip Eakes,we know he lived his life for the "Lord"! He's now in the arms of our dear "Savior"! ira& Pat McCarson"

This tribute was added by Millie Taylor on 13th January 2016

"Johnny will be greatly missed. May you comfort be in that he is in Heaven and no more pain.  Prayers for the family in this loss."

This tribute was added by Nita Tulloch on 13th January 2016

"Chuck and I are so sorry for your loss. Johnny will be deeply missed.  He was always making jokes and cutting up. Becky and you  girls are in our prayers."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Munn- Lively on 13th January 2016

"We are thinking about you and sending love your way.  

Love- Scott, Liz and Cliff Lively"

This tribute was added by Karen Winstead on 13th January 2016

"My deepest condolences to Becky and family. Words are never enough at this time but I pray that your memories and the love you share will bring you comfort now and through the years."

This tribute was added by Sandra Aiken on 12th January 2016

"We are sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies for you and your family.  He was always very nice and helpful."

This tribute was added by Connie Waldron on 12th January 2016

"To Becky, Johanna, Cindy and the rest of the family,
     Bill and I send our deepest sympathy to each and everyone. Johnny was such a fine man and we feel honored to have known him for fifteen years. May GOD comfort your hearts and give you the needed strength from this day forward. If and ever, we can do anything for you, please feel free to let us know. May GOD bless you and we love you."

This tribute was added by bobby haskins on 12th January 2016

"Johnny was a special friend to Judy and me and Amy and Julie. We wiii miss him very much, Prayers for Becky and your girls. Also for his brother and sisters. Judy and I will be in prayers for all the family. Bobby and Judy"

This tribute was added by Brenda Hardwick on 12th January 2016

"Sending our love and prayers to the family.  Johnny will be forever in our hearts and minds and I will surely miss my sweet cousin.  May God  give all of you peace and comfort knowing Jesus is holding his hand now.  Much love and sadness.

Brenda and Dan Hardwick - Willow Spring, N.C."

This tribute was added by Joyce Davis on 12th January 2016

"We send our condolences to the family of Johnny Hayes.  May God comfort you in your tme of sorrow and in your time of healing. Prayers for the family.  Heaven has gained a dear friend of ours.

Lane and Joyce Davis - Creedmoor, N.C."


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