Dr. Robert Hayes
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:03 pm
The Messenger, March 18, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for Dr. Robert Craig Hayes, 65, of Fort Worth, Texas, a former resident of Fulton, who died March 11, 2011, at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Jacksonville Freewill Baptist Church in South Fulton, with interment following in Greenlea Cemetery in Fulton.
The Rev. Leroy Brent will officiate.
Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until the hour of services Saturday.
Rawls Funeral Home in South Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Fulton, son of the late Evelyn Alexander and the late Robert Hayes. He was a member of First Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Fort Worth and was the author of children’s books and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, the former Diane Zhang, whom he married Feb. 16, 2008; three daughters and his son-in-law, Lisa Kinney of South Fulton, Craigene (Hayes) and Arthur Meyer of Culpepper, Va., and Brittina Hayes of Copenhagen, Denmark; two sons, Andre Ford of Chicago and Julian Hayes of Richmond, Calif.; his stepdaughter, Yingqi Zhou of Champagne, Ill.; six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Calvin Ivory of Milwaukee, Glenda Ann Garmon and Janice Couch, both of Fulton, Robbie M. and James H. Johnson of South Fulton, Evelyn and Darryl VanLeer of Madison and Elaine and Hui Yoa Jiang of Toronto; two brothers and his sister-in-law, Sam and Carolyn McManus of LaCenter, Ky., and Lincoln McManus Jr. of Fulton; and five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.