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John Toy Hayes
John Toy Hayes






John Toy Hayes age 81 of Smithville passed away Wednesday evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. 


He was born June 2, 1935 to his parents, the late John and Ella Jane Fuson Hayes. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant daughter, Cuma Jane Hayes; infant son, Bill Hayes; 3 brothers, Alton, J.C. and Kenneth Hayes; 3 sisters, Nannie Mae Eastes, Irene Hayes and Frances Hayes and special friend, Robbie Johnson. 


He was a Pentecostal and worked in nursery business. 


Survivors include his daughter, Modena and husband Kenneth Johnson, Sr. of Smithville; 1 son, James and wife Kerrie Hayes of McMinnville; 5 grandchildren, Craig and wife Tara Rogers, Allison Rogers, Lauren Rogers, Kelsie Rogers, Breanna Hayes; great-grandchildren, Caden and Peyton Rogers; 1 brother, Harry Lee Hayes of Smithville; friend and caregiver, Carolyn Agee of Smithville; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Michael Hale officiated. 


Pallbearers included; Junior Gribble, Chad Gribble, Bobby Agee, Samuel Sliger, Mike Beasley, and Jimmy Agee.




DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.






Smithville, TN


March 8, 2017