SHELBY - Mr. James H. "J.H." Hayes, 85, of Shelby, died March 29, 2013, at Peak Resources in Shelby.
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Mr. Hayes, a native of Cleveland County, was a member of Faith Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years as a photographer. He retired from Riviere printing after 17 years and previously worked at Shelby Printing for 15 years. He received the World War II American Theater ribbon, Victory Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Gather Hayes and Emma Crowder Hayes; wife, Louise Whitaker Hayes; brothers, Gerald Hayes and Charles Hayes, age 3; sisters, Edith Brackett, Vivian Hoyle and Avanella Garver.
He is survived by sons, Mickey Schoonmaker and Linda, N. Ft. Myers, Fla., Russell Hayes and Candice Chapman, Patterson Springs, Steve Hayes and Finc' Tammy Williams, Villa Rica, GA,; daughter Charlene Lemmons and Mike, Mooresboro; sister Edna Black Lattimore; sister-in-law Burnett Hayes, Patterson Springs; grandchildren Christina and (Brad) Fraser, Jason and (Amy) Hayes, Jessica Hayes, Justin Hayes, J.R. and (Meredith) Hayes, Dustin and (Rachel) Hayes, James and (Crystal) Schoonmaker, Melissa O'Cull, Linda and (John) Falcone, Billy and (Karen) Cooke; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Family will receive friends Tuesday, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church
Funeral: Tuesday, 2 p.m., Faith Baptist Church
Officiating: Dr. J. Barry Goodman and Rev. Johnny Owens
Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston, with Military Rites
Memorials: Cross Roads Rescue Mission, PO Box 2090 Shelby, NC 28151 or Faith Baptist Church, 2738 South Post Rd., Shelby NC 28152
Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory
Online condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 31, 2013