Donald Hayes

Donald Hayes CAMDEN –

A graveside funeral service to honor the life of Donald “Gabby” Hugh Hayes, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 19, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Taylor Wells will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020

Donnie, husband of Linda Merrell Hayes, died Sunday, October 16, 2016. He was born in Camden, SC, the son of the late Charlie Henry Hayes and Edna Elizabeth Tidwell Hayes. He was a US Air Force veteran, an avid golfer and Gamecock fan. He attended Wateree Baptist Church.

Donnie is survived by his wife; daughter, Donna H. Harre (Buddy) of Camden; grandsons, Justin Farnum (Lindsey), Byron Farnum (Kathryn) and William Farnum (Danielle); and his sisters-in-law, Ethelyn “Skeebo” Roberts, Ella Mae Hayes and Sandra Rabon.

Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by his brothers, Howard, Everette, George, Earl, and Leslie Hayes; and his sister, Sarah Agnes Bennett.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Hayes family by visiting

Published in The State on Oct. 18, 2016

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