(WOODLAND) The funeral for Joe D. "Curly" Hayes Jr., 90, of Woodland will be Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Scott Whaley, Sis. Carolyn Hanner and Bro. Larry Conger officiating. Burial will follow at Highway Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Mr. Hayes passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, at his home.

A Napoleon native, Mr. Hayes was born Aug. 3, 1931, the son of Joe D. Hayes Sr. and Lola Smith Hayes Berryman. He was Church of God by faith and worked as a carpenter. Mr. Hayes was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

Survivors include his two daughters, Teresa McDaniel (Kenny) and Kathy Shaver (Tim), both of Woodland; son, Stephen Hayes (Darla) of Ranburne; adopted son, David Wilkerson (Cherry) of Woodland; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia Hayes; two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Hayes, Jody McDaniel, Timothy Elliott, Tim Shaver, Kenny McDaniel, Brandon McDaniel, David Wilkerson, Stephen Hayes, Barry Snow and Phillip McDaniel.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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