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Eldridge Alfred 'Wee' Hayes, January 13, 1930 - October 6, 2018, 88; lifelong farmer/ rancher from Bradford/ Alachua Counties passed away in Ormond Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father N.G. Hayes, his mother Ruby B. Hayes, brothers William H. Hayes, and Nathan G. Hayes, Jr. and his wife Martha D. Hayes. He is survived by daughters Debbie C. Rotstein, Ormond Beach, Florida; Diane M. Horton (Jeffrey) Albuquerque, New Mexico; and son Eldrdge Alfred Hayes II, Brooker, Florida; son-in-law Jonathan I. Rotstein, Daytona Beach, Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jann E. Rotstein, Ormond Beach, Florida; Alexis S. Rotstein, Indialantic, Florida; Daniel N. Brandenburg (April) Colorado Springs, Colorado and Caleb R. Horton, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His bright spot was his great-grandchildren Christopher E. Brandenburg, Marlee L. Fromson and Sloane M. Fromson. All of which knew how they could get a smile, high-five or a raspberry out of Papa. Additionally, he is survived by loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that have been a great support and loving shoulder during this time.
Visitation for family and friends is 5 pm to 7 pm on October 11, 2018 at Archer's Funeral Home, 55 N. Lake Ave. Lake Butler Florida 32054. A graveside service is as follows, October 12, 2018 at St. Johns Church, 26000 NW County Road 239, Alachua, FL 32615 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in Wee's name to St. John's Church Cemetery Fund. Please make checks out to St. Johns Church in the care of Joan Imler, 7701 NW County Rd 236, Alachua, FL 32615. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Ave Lake Butler, Florida 32054. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2018