The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Corinth Baptist Church, 1610 State Route 127 West, Garden Valley, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Monroe Hayes, Sr., was born November 22, 1952 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late L.B Hayes, Sr., and the late Willie Mae Harpe Hayes. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Henry Hayes, Sr., and Mary Lois Hayes Cephus. He was educated through the public school system of Macon County. Monroe was employed as an Operator with the Macon County Public Works and retired in January 2018. He was also employed part-time with Kemp Trucking. He was a mechanic by trade and loved working around the yard and repairing old tractors. Monroe loved music and enjoyed playing his guitar in his leisure time. On September 13, 1977, two hearts became one when Monroe was joined in holy matrimony to Eva Lou Walker and to this union they were blessed with two sons.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a beloved and devoted wife of forty-one years, Eva Lou Hayes, Oglethorpe, Georgia; two devoted sons, Monroe Hayes Jr., Nicholas Hayes both of Oglethorpe, Georgia; four precious grandchildren, Zaria Hayes, Kennedi Hayes, Ethan Hayes, and Jordan Hayes; ten caring siblings, Mary Hayes Washington (Edras), Minor Lewis Hayes, Sr., Lenton Hayes Sr., L. B. Hayes, Jr., Lee Willis Hayes (Frances), Milton Hayes, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Jackie Hayes Hamilton (Willie), Byron, Georgia, Geraldine Hayes Ashmon, Montezuma, Georgia, Virginia Hayes Johnson, Marietta, Georgia, Patricia Hayes Martin, Douglasville, Georgia; brothers/sisters-in-law, Willie B. Walker, Jr., Ceneva Walker Hayes, Harvey Robert Walker, Sr. (Arlene), and Roy Neal Walker, Sr. (Debbie), all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Glennice Walker Dugger (Raymon), Fort Valley, Georgia, and Leroy Cephus, Sr., Decatur, Georgia; a goddaughter, Ebony Walker Simpson, Kathleen, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including special cousins A.C. & Maxine Harpe in Jacksonville, Florida, and two devoted friends, Carl “Buddy” Stafford and Henry Kleckley.