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James William “Bill” Hayes

Mr. James William (Bill) Hayes, 83, a resident of Taylor (formerly of Thorsby) died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Maplesville with the Rev. Jim Tate, the Rev. Rick Glenn and the Rev. David Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Glover Funeral Home of Dothan directing.

The family received friends at Glover Funeral Home from 6–8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. The family will be receiving friends at Macedonia Baptist Church from 10–10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, Memphis Baptist Church Building Fund or to Gideons International.

Mr. Hayes was born on Oct. 3, 1928, in Thorsby, the son of the late James D. and Allene Rasberry Hayes.

He was retired as a supervisor with US Steel in Birmingham after 37 years of service.

Mr. Hayes was a 1947 graduate of Isabella High School, a member of Memphis Baptist Church and he loved woodworking and gardening. He lived in Taylor for the past six years, moving from Thorsby.

Survivors include: wife of 64 years, Marie Crumpton Hayes, Taylor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Rick Glenn, Taylor; Linda and Jimmy Hill, Huntsville; son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Pat Hayes, Thorsby; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Nell Hayes, Thorsby; Harold and Peggy Hayes, Thorsby; David and Ann Hayes, Thorsby; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.