Kathryn Lynn Hayes COLUMBIA - Kathryn Lynn Hayes, 52, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Born December 1, 1961 in Columbia, she was a daughter of William Happy Hays and the late Patsy Kay Hays. A graduate of Richland Northeast High School, she attended the University of S.C. and worked in dentistry for a number of years. She started her own collection agency business which she ran for ten years. Along the way, she was a valiant friend to many people both young and old. For years she worked tirelessly for the NA group, helping those she loved and cared for. There are many who will forever be grateful for her love, support and help. She especially loved her father and always called herself "his little girl." Her closest friend was her brother and her special love was her nephew. In addition to her father, she is survived by her stepmother, Terry Cobb Hays; her brother, William Happy "Bubba" Hays Jr.; her nephew, William Happy "Will" Hays III; her husband, William Burton Hayes Jr.; and many, many friends. All of her family and friends will miss the beautiful smile that could light up a room in an instant, followed by that wonderful "Kathy chatter." We will love and miss you, Kathy. Memorials may be made to Pets Inc., 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170 or Harvest Hope Food Bank, PO Box 451, Columbia, SC 29202. A private family service will be held. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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Published in The State on Apr. 13, 2014