James W. Hayes, formerly of Owensboro, of Craigs Creek Drive Louisville, Ky. died on August 7, 2005 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Prospect, Ky., He was born in Chicago, Ill. to the late Henry and Rose Strong Hayes. He was retired from Mufti Ltd. Tailor Shop in California as a tailor, also a USMARINE, was a member of Westpoint Road Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Also preceded in death by his wife of Irene Hayes of 63years in 1995; grandson, Jeremy Hayes in 1986. Surviving are Bart Hayes and his wife, Melinda of Louisville; grandson, James D. Hayes of Louisville; two great grandchildren, Max and Sophie Hayes of Owensboro. Services are at 2pm. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel, visitation from 11 to 2pm. Wednesday. Burial will be in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville, Ky. The family wishes that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Gideons Bible.

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  1. Bart & Family: You have our deepest love and sympathy. We loved your dad, he was always a pleasure to greet you and so much fun. May the Holy Spirit bring you comfort and peace. Don & Romona GIpe

  2. Jimmy was a really nice man. I knew him at DayBreak ADC in Louisville. The center’s dog, Bear, was Jimmy’s ‘friend’! You all are in my prayers. Sue M.

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