Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bill Hayes, 72, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born at Matoka, Okla., on Jan. 25, 1936, to John David Hayes and Thelma Mary Cornelius Hayes. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea. He was a self-employed brick mason and farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Viola, in 1992; three brothers, John David Hayes, Jr., Gene Francis Hayes, and Benny Everett Hayes; and three sisters, Arlene Roop, Ruth Guffey and Velma Hannah.

Survivors include: two sons, John Hayes, of Pineville, and Wade Hayes and his wife, Chryll, of Pea Ridge, Ark.; three sisters, Margaret Lewis, of topeka, Kan., Edith hayes, of Cherryville, Kan., and Mary Grotts, of Bentonville, Ark.; and six grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Sisco Funeral Home, Pea Ridge, Ark.