Elliot D.  Hayes
Elliot D. Hayes, 83, passed into eternal peace on January 14, 2020, at 12:20 am. He was born in Joliet, IL, to the parents Mary Harrison (Hayes) and Eliot Fitzgerald Hayes on February 7, 1936. He was a man with many interests ranging from Bible studies, computers, gardening, photography, and his long career as a Master Electrician.
He met his first wife, Violet Hayes, while working at a photo processing facility in Coolidge, AZ. He worked in the mines in Arizona, Wyoming, and Colorado, and worked in construction. He met his second wife, Delores Hayes, while working at the AT&T plant in Shreveport, La.
He was a free spirit that lived his life on his own terms, fully. He lived his final years in Hahira, GA, with his daughter Donna Hayes Ference and family. He was happiest when he was talking about his life and experiences, and the time he spent in his adopted home, Arizona. Though age took his extended travels, he cherished his excursions with his son-in-law, John Ference around Hahira and Valdosta. Often times, just driving country roads together enjoying each other's company. He read the newspaper daily while drinking his coffee and was always ready to debate the issues of the day. His strong spirit and zest for life will be fondly remembered by his children, Donna Hayes Ference, Elliot D. Hayes, Jr, and Maria Denese Hayes Trejo-Moran.
His is survived by his 3 children, both wives, Violet V. Hayes and Delores Hayes, 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His brother and remaining sisters mourn with the family, as do his friends and those he considered family.
His final wish to have his ashes spread at Superstitious Mountains will be performed by his children and close family.
A celebration of his life will be held at his final home at 501 Barnside Lane, Hahira, Ga at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.McLaneCares.com. Carson McLane.
Published on January 15, 2020


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Ranessa Gomez
Jan 19, 2020
Love and prayers for you all 💖🙏
Lisa Tyler Gilbert
Jan 18, 2020
Prayers for you during this time. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Mr Hayes. If the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree—I knew you and you have always been a wonderful man.
Carol L Howard
Jan 18, 2020
My you have the comfort you need to sustain you through this time, and memories to carry you forward, and courage to continue.
Myers Dupree
Jan 18, 2020
So sorry for the loss of u all’s father. He suffers no more & walks with the lord. Rest In Peace.
Love Always, Shannon (Garrett) & Family
Jan 18, 2020
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Elliot D. Hayes by Love Always, Shannon (Garrett) & Family.  Send flowers
John Sandifer
Jan 16, 2020
Ed and I had a lot of fun times together when he lived in Shreveport. He was a great friend and always there when you needed him. See you later buddy, John