William Hayzen Black

ALLENDALE, SC William Hayzen Black, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at 1:07 a.m. on August 18, 2017, after an extended courageous battle with cancer. Hayzen was born on October 2, 1940, in Blackville, S.C. He was the only child of Virginia Black Johns, who preceded him in death. He was self-employed in the refrigeration, store design and equipment sales business, starting his first company in 1980 in Greensboro N.C. He also had businesses in Allendale S.C. and Columbia, S.C. His favorite past time was his food concession business, known as "Hayzen's Fair Food", in which he participated in local and state-wide festivals for the past eighteen years. Hayzen served as a former independent lobbyist for the SC State House of Representatives in the late eighties and nineties. Hayzen was elected and served as coroner of Allendale County, S.C. from 2006 to 2010. He is survived by his soulmate for 24 years, Kathy Minshew, his son and daughter in law, Wilky and Amelya Black awaiting the birth of Hayzen's first grandchild. He is also survived by several cousins. Hayzen leaves a legacy of living life to the fullest. He had an engaging personality and enriched the lives of many. He loved his friends, many of them who have been especially attentive to him during this trying time. Hayzen never met a stranger. He loved beach music, shagging, and traveling. A visitation will be held the evening of August 23, 2017, at Keith Smith Funeral Service, 128 Water St. Allendale S.C. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hayzen's memorial service will be held on August 24, 2017, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1001 12th St. Cayce, S.C. at 5 p.m. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall starting at 3 p.m. A private burial will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1001 12th St. Cayce, S.C. Amedisys Hospice Foundation, 1900 Sunset Blvd. Suite 103 West Columbia, SC 29169. or Blackville Cemetery Fund, PO Box 365. Blackville SC. 29817. The family would like to extend the deepest appreciation to a family friend, Sandra Warner, and his wonderful caregivers who provided endless support through this difficult time. If you have an Amazin Hayzen memory or story to share, please send by email to [email protected] or by regular mail to Remember Hayzen: 3703 Cotswold Terrace #39 Greensboro, NC 27410.


Published by Greensboro News & Record on Aug. 20, 2017.
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