James Howard Hayes

March 19, 1954 - August 15, 2022
James Howard Hayes

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James Howard Hayes 68, of Wilmington formerly from Raeford, passed away Monday August 15, 2022, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Hayes, and father, Howard Hayes, Sr., daughter, April Lea Hayes, brothers his twin William Rufus Hayes, Howard Rufus Hayes, Jr., Bert Franklin Hayes, and David Atkinson.

He is survived by his children: Donnie Hayes, Sr. (Carolyn) of Red Spring, Dawn Ransom of Red Springs, sister, Shirley Honeycutt (Lloyd) of Wilmington, Aunt Louise (Ken) Carroll of Wilmington, stepson, David Martin, and John Martin. H e had 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Visitation is Friday, August 19 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

A graveside Service is Saturday, August 20 at Raeford Cemetery, at 1:00 PM. Rev. Rogers Burnes will officiate the service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.



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  • August 19, 2022
    Steve Peterson says:
    I Just met him at Codys a couple weeks ago and I was shocked because of his high spirit and kindness that he had passed. God Bless him for his service to the the USA. I have an empty feeling inside me now since then.

  • August 19, 2022
    James Pittman says:
    A friend for eternity

  • August 19, 2022
    Jen Dahl says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. James was such a sweet man who always had a smile on his face. His friends will miss him greatly.