Mr. John Henry Hayes, age 86, of Summerville, GA died Tuesday, January 24,
2012 at his residence.
Mr. Hayes was born December 28, 1925 in Trion, GA, the son of the late Geoffrey
Cleamon and Minnie Jean Evans Hayes. He was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills.
Mr. Hayes served as deacon for over 55 years. He was a member and
founder of Solid Rock Baptist Church with his brother, Earnest Hayes and friend,
Carl Pierce. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in WWII.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ernest Eugene Hayes
and Billy Hayes; sisters, Lucille Hayes Henderson, Jessie Lee Harris, and Annie Ruth Pettyjohn.
Survivors include his wife, Effie D. Hayes; son and daughter-in-law, John David
and Cindy Hayes; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Thomas Davis; Betty Sue
Hayes, and Rose and Tommy Snider; sister, DeAver Hayes Owens; brother,
Thomas Roger Hayes; 9 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and a number
of Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at Mason Funeral
Home with Rev. David Hayes, Minister Brad Hayes, and Rev. Ricky Harris officiating.
Burial will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be J. C. Henderson,
Butch Henderson, Bobby Hayes, James Hayes, Allen Hayes, and Nico Broome.
Honorary pallbearers will be J. W. and Sylvia Austin, Carl & Peggy Pierce, the
Staff of United Hospice, and all members of Solid Rock Baptist Church.
Mr. Hayes will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends
from 5:00 until 7:00 p. m. Thursday, January 26, 2012.
Mason Funeral Home is directing. For guestbook, please go online to