Ronald Hayes, 78, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at McLeod Loris Hospital. He was born on January 16, 1944 in Columbus County, NC. He was the son of the late Charlie Wilbur Hayes and Alta Osborne Hayes of Nakina, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only sibling June Elaine Hayes Hammond.
He graduated from Nakina High School in 1962 and NC State University in 1966. He was an Agricultural High School teacher in Jasper and Whiteville, NC. He left teaching and began his employment with Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative until his retirement..
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Gore Hayes of the home, one son Ronald “Ronnie” Burton Hayes and wife Traci, of Clarendon, NC. He has two grandsons, Jackson Lee Hayes and Joshua Adam Wise and one great granddaughter McKenzie Wise.
Ronald was a very active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in which he held several positions until his health required him to step back. He was an active hunter and fisherman.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 4177 MM Ray Road, Clarendon, NC 28432.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 2:00pm in the Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Clarendon, NC.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church.
A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home & Crematory of Tabor City.
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