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 Author: Bob Mr. Dwight William Hayes Posted Date: April 28, 2017
(April 24, 1915 - April 28, 2017)

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Obituary Picture     Mr. Dwight William Hayes, age 102, of Vilas, passed away Friday afternoon, April 28, 2017 at his home. Born April 24, 1915 in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Carrie Moody Hayes. Mr. Hayes was a lifelong member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. His joy was singing bass in the church choir. Dwight worked for the NC DOT for thirty five years, as a motor grader operator and construction supervisor. He was an Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed golf. Dwight also enjoyed visiting with the sick and shut in folks in the community.
    He is survived by one daughter, Linda H. Gragg, one son, James D. Hayes and wife Julie all of Vilas, six grandchildren, Rick Hayes, Dixanna Howell and husband David, Mark Gragg and wife Jennifer, Robert Gragg and wife Melissa, Carrie Hayes and Matthew Hayes, eight great grandchildren; Joshua, Hannah, Levi and Toby Gragg, Tyler Bean, Aaron Howell, Corbin and Garrett Gragg; two brothers, Tom Hayes of Lincolnton, and Dale Hayes and wife Betty of Boone, one sister, Carolyn Farthing of Boone and a number of nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Dixie Mae Hodges Hayes, one son, Bill Hayes, three brothers, Gene, Roger and Raymond Hayes, and three sisters, Clara Baird, Nina Banner and Josephine Herman.
    Funeral services for Mr. Dwight Hayes will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2017 at 3 o’clock at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Wynn Greer. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 until 3 pm. At other times friends may call at the residence of James and Julie Hayes, 831 Baird’s Creek Road, Vilas. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Missions Fund, in care of Rebekah Hayes, 3207 NC Hwy 105 South, Boone, NC 28607 or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be shared with the Hayes family at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Hayes

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