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Rev. Clifford Buel Hayes, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1935-2023)

Reverend Clifford Buel Hayes of Campbellsville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2023 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab. He was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Drew Hayes and Dr. Dwayne Norman. Burial will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery, Casey County, Kentucky.

Visitation is requested from 6pmET until 8pmET on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Reverend Clifford Buel Hayes was the son of the late John Russell Hayes and Elsie Blevins Hayes.

Buel, as he was known to many, was a long-time pastor and printer. He was previously part owner of the Central Kentucky News and was the owner and proprietor of Buel C. Hayes Printing on First Street in Campbellsville since 1974 until his retirement in July of 2022, where he worked for many years with his sons, Bobby and David.

"Poppy" as he was known to his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and several who thought they were his grandkids, leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter, Renee Martin and husband, Craig of Lexington and two sons, David Hayes and wife, Donna and Bobby Hayes and wife, Karen of Campbellsville. There are seven grandchildren: Shannon Lyman (Steve), Lauren Pollus (Rob), Dana Hayes Fuller (Ches), all of Lexington, Drew Hayes (Sarah), Jordan Hayes (Hunter), Jade Hayes Finn (Tyler) of Campbellsville and Josh Hayes (Whitney) of Columbia, Kentucky. There are seventeen great-grandchildren and two more on the way. Special friend and long-time companion, Elizabeth Goff Humphress and a "special grandson", Phil Lawhorn.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Marine Hayes; infant daughter, Diana; three brothers: Raymond, Dwight and Johnny Ray, and two sisters: Frances Hayes Lawhorn and Joyce Kay Peach.

Brother Buel was pastor for 11 years at Creston Missionary Church in Casey County and was a long-time Sunday School teacher at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Rev. Clifford Buel Hayes, 87, Campbellsville, KY (1935-2023)

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