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Noel W. ''Gabby'' Hayes, 85

Services will be held Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home for Gradyville resident Noel W. "Gabby" Hayes, age 85, who passed away Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville after a short illness. Visitation begins Wednesday after 4 p.m.

Mr. Hayes, the son of Zack and Henrietta England Hayes of Adair County, was a long-time employee of Chappell's Dairy and was co-owner of B & H Pool and Lunch in Columbia until retiring in 1981. He was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army in both the African and European Theaters for almost four years and was a past member of the local VFW.

Survivors include the following:
  • His wife of 57 years, Ruth Sneed Hayes,
  • One son, Paul Barry Hayes (1953-2012) of Columbia
  • Two daughters and their husbands,
  • Cathy and Michael Morris of Louisville;
  • Susan and Dwayne Loy of Glensfork;
  • Six grandchildren:
  • Chris, LeeAnn and Andy Morris of Louisville;
  • Ben and Adam Loy of Glensfork;
  • Lisa Case of Southgate, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

Bro. Gerald Reliford will officiate at the Thursday afternoon service and burial will follow in the Jones Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors by local VFW Post 6097.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: you trust, caring for people you love.

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