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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
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Paul Hayes, Jr.

Paul Hayes, Jr.

Monday, September 21st, 1925 Monday, June 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Paul E. Hayes, Jr.

Paul Hayes, 93, of Gerrardstown passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Berkeley Medical Center.

Born September 21, 1925 in Berkeley County, WV he was the son of the late Edward Hayes and Elsie Shipper Hayes.

He was a veteran of the US Army having served in World War II as a machine gunner. He received the German Occupation Medal, Purple Heart, 3 Battle Stars, Bronze Star, Combat Badge 75th Infantry, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal. His regiment captured 27 enemy prisoners, next day he faced near death when a piece of shrapnel went through his helmet and into his head. Then a steel plate was inserted into his head. Thirty-eight months in battle then he re-enlisted while the war was still raging on in Japan.

He had many jobs which included hospital guard, truck driver, quarry worker, school bus driver, and farming.
He always said “I’m just a poor farmer trying to raise children”.

He is survived by a son, Lynn Hayes and wife, Annabell; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger Hayes; and two sisters, Darlene Slonaker and Cheryl Brindle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Virginia Brown Hayes; one son, Paul Ronald Hayes; two daughters, Beverly Gay Hayes and Robin Gayle Hayes; and one brother, Glenwood Hayes.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Berkeley Chapel with Pastor Don Preston officiating. Interment will be in Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes
    287 Arden Nollville Road
    INWOOD, WV
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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes
    287 Arden Nollville Road
    INWOOD, WV
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    Sunday, June 30th, 2019
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    Pastor Don Preston
  • Interment

    Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    8854 Tuscarora Pike
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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Linda Price

I had the pleasure of waiting on Mr. Hayes for three years at Foodlion. He was always so sweet to me and will be truly missed. Thank you sir for your service and kindness.
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Sonia

My sincere condolences for your loss.

Please know that God understands how you feel and he deeply cares about you and fully understands what you’re going through. Especially the pain and grief we experience when someone we love falls asleep in death. God’s word encourages all to throw all of our anxiety on Him because he cares for you.
You can trust him with your innermost feelings, Pray to Almighty God for comfort and he will sustain you.

My deepest Sympathy.
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Cheryl J Skinner, Mil

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Paul E. Hayes, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Paul E. Hayes, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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