Baxter Hayes

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KINGS MOUNTAIN - Baxter Manley Hayes Jr., 84, a resident of Kings Mountain, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2014, at Kings Mountain Hospital.

Born on Oct. 23, 1929, in Kings Mountain, he was the son of the late Baxter M. and Elinor O'Nesta Hillhouse Hayes.

He was the brother of the late Betty Hayes Robinson of Gastonia. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. He was also a scout master and past Master of Masonic Lodge 339 of Kings Mountain and a veteran of the US Navy having served in the Korean War. He attended Clemson College and worked for J.L. Beam and Associates, Architects in Gastonia. He loved shooting skeet, hunting, fishing and golf.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Greene, Kings Mountain; nieces, Kim Sincox and husband Doug; nephews, Dale Greene and wife Connie, Tim Greene and wife Paula; great nieces and nephews, Christopher, Mary, Victoria, Meredith Greene.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Bridges and Dr. John Sloan officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, with full military honors provided by the Marine Corp League.

Memorials may be made to Barium Springs Home for Children, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 or to Presbyterian Children's Home, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

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Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 13, 2014
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