Elliot D. Hayers formerly of Gardner Stock Photo

Elliot D. Hayes, age 83 passed into eternal peace on January 14, 2020 at 12:20 am.  He was born in Joliet, IL to Mary Harrison(Hayes) and Eliot Hayes on February 7, 1936.

Elliot was a graduate of Gardner South Wilmington High School in 1954.  After school he served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a man with many interests ranging from Bible studies, computers, gardening, photography and his long career as a Master Electrician. 

He met his first wife, Violet Hayes, while working at a photo processing facility in Coolidge, AZ.  He met his second wife, Delores Hayes, while working at the AT&T plant in Shreveport, LA.  He lived his final years in Hahira, GA with his daughter Donna Ference (Hayes) and family.  His strong spirit and zest for life will be fondly remem bered by his children, Donna Ference, Elliot D. Hayes, Jr. and Maria Denese Hayes Trejo-Moran. 

He is survived by his three children; both wives, Violet Hayes and Delores Hayes; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, John Hayes of Brookfield; two sisters, Barbara Parrish of Newark and Karen Hayes-Agee of Apache Junction, AZ.

He was preceded in death his parents and a sister, Shirley Campbell.

Elliot’s final wish to have his ashes spread at Superstition Mountains will be performed by his children and close family.  A celebration of his life was held at his final home at 501 Barnside Lane, Hahira, GA at 3:00pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020.