William James Hayes

Published 5:53 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2021

William James Hayes, 70, of Smithfield, entered into glory with his savior on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

He was born Sept. 30, 1950, the son of the late Clifton Upton Hayes Sr. and Virginia Elizabeth Jones Hayes. He is survived by his wife, LaRue H. Hayes; sons, Adam William Hayes (Christa) and Aaron Thomas Hayes; grandson, Titus Hayes; a sister, Nancy Faison; and sister-in-law, Nancy Hayes. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clifton “Butch” Upton Hayes Jr.

Mr. Hayes was a Mason and a life member to Warwick Lodge No. 336, the Mariner’s Lions Club and a member of Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church. He worked as a financial planner with the Hayes Agency Inc.

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A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters, www.chkd.org. Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com.