WILLIAM E. “BILL” HAYES
WEAVERVILLE – William E. “Bill” Hayes, age 92, of Weaverville died Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
Mr. Hayes was born August 10, 1924 in Spartanburg, SC to Walter Dean and Ethel Mae Neal Hayes and was a resident of Buncombe County since 1961. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and member of the Destroyer Escort & Sailors Association. Bill loved his family, enjoyed time at the lake and participating in a Senior Bowling League. He owned and operated Weaverville Variety Store and the Marshall Thrift Store. Mr. Hayes was a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Alvin and James Hayes; and sister, Ann Lois Miller.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Mary Heintz Hayes; daughters, Linda Hines and husband Lee, Debora Howell and husband Doug; sons, Larry Hayes and wife Freda, Rick Hayes and wife Kim, Kenneth Hayes and wife Teresa; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank CarePartners Hospice and Mars Hill Retirement Community for the love and care shown to Mr. and Mrs. Hayes.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2017, in St. Eugene Catholic Church, 72 Culvern Street, Asheville, celebrated by Father Patrick Cahill. The family will greet friends following the Mass. Burial will be in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Care Partners Hospice Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Hayes’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
Monday January 9th, 2017
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28787
St. Eugene Catholic Church
Monday January 9th, 2017
72 Culvern Street
Asheville, NC 2880
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Bill and Mary were neighbors of ours for 0ver 35 years and I must say we couldn't have had better neighbors. I still loved visiting them in the Mars Hill assisted living. I will always remember the good times we had together. I love you, Bill
Submitted by Fran Eskew on Jan 6 2017 04:18:50 PM
Dear Debbie and Linda,
You and your family are in my prayers. Knowing you both, I know your Dad was a special guy for sure. Let us know if we can do anything for you or your family. May the angels lead your Dad into paradise! God bless you all, Claudia
Submitted by Claudia Graham on Jan 6 2017 02:08:05 PM
Sincere condolences to the Hayes Family. Bill was a gentle, sweet man. This picture sums him up quite fittingly...always smiling. He will be missed. May God's eternal light shine upon Mary, his bride. 70 years together is a stunning accomplishment. Blessings to all of you!!!! Susan & Don Boniface
Submitted by Susan Boniface on Jan 6 2017 01:05:40 PM
Debbie and Family, So very sorry for your loss. I know your family had great times at Lake James, GREAT LAKE MEMORIES. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Submitted by Resia Singleton and Mike McCracken on Jan 5 2017 08:51:04 PM
A kind and gentile man. Gone but never to be forgotten. Kenneth and Teresa and the rest of the Hayes family, especially Mrs. Hayes, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Arnold and Nancy
Submitted by Nancy P. Fox on Jan 5 2017 06:10:39 PM
Chris let us know about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Submitted by Mac Fennell on Jan 5 2017 05:03:51 PM
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