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Jim Hayes, 75, retired businessman

He was a member of Columbia Church of God and attended New Concord Church
Photos accompany this obituary
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, for Jim Hayes who passed away Sunday.

He was born October 28, 1930, the son of the late C. R. and Frances Pendleton Hayes of the Garlin Community and he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Estelene Coomer Hayes, of Columbia.

He was a member of the Columbia Church of God and he attended New Concord Church. He was a retired construction worker and a small business owner.

He is also survived by:
  • Three daughters and sons-in-law: Dr. Lynda Wilkerson and her husband Ken of Columbia; Debbie Dillon and her husband James of Bowling Green; and Crystal Shirley and her husband Shawn of Fairplay

  • One son and daughter-in-law, Jamey Hayes and his wife Rene of Columbia

  • One brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Janet Hayes of Louisville

  • Special cousin and her husband, Helen and Joe Dow of Louisville

  • Special friend, Scott Williams

  • Six grandchildren: Robin Wilkerson, Bridget Richardson, Ron Richardson, Courtney Kimbler, Shannon Hayes and Evan Shirley

  • Five great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends
Bro. Gene Conover and Bro. Willard Parson will officiate at the Wednesday afternoon service with interment to follow in New Concord Cemetery.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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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REMEMBERING: Jim Hayes, former Columbia Police Officer, retired businessman

2006-03-22 - Columbia, Adair CO, KY - Photo courtesy Hayes family album. Adair County mourns the passing of Jim Hayes, whose funeral will be today, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Mr. Hayes was a popular Columbia figure who was a businessman prior to his retirement. Before that, he served for a time as a Columbia policeman. This is a family photograph of him in uniform when he was an officer in 1964.
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2006-03-22 - Columbia, KY - Photo Hayes family album. A more recent family snapshop of Jim Hayes, who died Sunday, March 19, 2006. He had been married to his wife, Estelene Coomer Hayes, for 50 years.
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REMEMBERING: Jim Hayes. An important event in his life

2006-03-22 - Adair County, KY - Photo Hayes family album. An important event in Jim Hayes' life was an old-fashion, baptism in Russell Creek following his conversion to Christ as a adult. Bro. Gene Conover, left performed the sacred rite; he was asssisted by his son, Larry Conover, right.
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