James “Jim” Wilbur Hayes
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[November 12, 2016]
NC - James “Jim” Wilbur Hayes, 80, of Sanford, NC passed away
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Central Carolina Hospital.
James “Jim” Wilbur Hayes, 80, of Sanford, NC passed
away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Central Carolina
He was born on June 14th, 1936 in Fredericktown,
Missouri to Richard and Hilda Hayes. His is preceded
in death by his parents; a son, James Thomas Hayes;
and a brother, Richard Ray Hayes.
James graduated from Northern Illinois University
and later went on to attend the University of
Maryland. He pursued a career as a math instructor
for over 30 years. After his retirement, James and
his wife Colleen moved to Carolina Trace in North
Carolina where they have lived for over 20 years. He
was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing several times
per week. In his spare time, James enjoyed
perfecting his cooking skills and keeping in contact
with family and friends by writing letters and
making phone calls. He and his wife enjoyed
traveling all around the United States and Canada.
James is survived by his wife of 62 years, Harriet
Colleen Hayes (Manes); a daughter, Tess Wright of
Maryland; a sister, Roberta Boyer of Florida; four
grandchildren, James William Hayes, Jeffrey Hayes,
Joseph Hayes and Taylor Smoak; four
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was very much loved and will be greatly missed by
his family and many friends.
A private memorial service will be held for the
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the American Cancer Society at 8300 Health
Park Suite 20 Raleigh, NC 27615.
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