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Errol Edwin HAYES

Male 1899 - 1951


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  • Born  15 Dec 1899  Boonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  2D32CDEB15C3D84D956DB6FF868D03E2C3EE 
    Died  6 Apr 1951  Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  7 Apr 1951  Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1042  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified  22 Jan 2001 

    Father  Thomas Lee HAYES,   b. 16 Jul 1874, Davie County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1942, Boonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Fanny Leola TRANSOU,   b. 31 Jul 1876,   d. 28 Feb 1912, Boonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Dec 1898  , Yadkin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  5AB677783EDC824B8926D42E02E9A71C4554 
    Family ID  F7474  Group Sheet

    Family  Nina Florence WHITAKER,   b. 25 Jul 1900, Pilot Mountain, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1966, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jun 1923  Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  1A436241BB1AB048A13A28FE6F68364722AB 
    Children 
    >1. Frances Eleanor HAYES
    >2. Errol Edwin HAYES, Jr.,   b. 1 Nov 1927, Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1998, Huntsville, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F279  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • !The spelling of the name is from Errol Hayes, Jr.

      !Marshall 0141, p. 14
      !BIRTH:Hayes Family Bible; owned by Grace Hayes Williams, Boonville, North
      Carolina

      !MARRIAGE:State of North Carolina; Surry County; Office of the Register of
      Deeds; License for Marriage; dated June 3, 1923; Original License owned by
      Errol E. Hayes, Jr., Huntsville, Alabama

      !BURIAL:Buried in Hollywood Cemetary, Elkin, North Carolina

      He owned Hayes & Speas Furniture Store and Hayes & Speas Funeral Home in Elkin,
      North Carolina. He was engaged in the retail furniture business and as a
      funeral director for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Elkin First
      Methodist Church, a member of the local Masonic Lodge, was a past president of
      the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association, a past president of the North
      Carolina Burial Association, a charter member of the Elkin Kiwanis Club, a past
      president of the Elkin Merchants Association, and was active in Boy Scout work
      and other civic affairs.

      From the "Funeral Association Journal", Clarence W. Andrews, Editor - Mgr.,
      Box 253, Burlington, N. C., Volume 1, Number 4, January 1938, page 11 (copy
      available from Errol Edwin Hayes, Jr., 7807 Fair Circle, Huntsville, Alabama
      35802, phone (205) 881-1873).

      "This month we salute Errol Edwin Hayes, Elkin, N. C.

      "In every State, City, Organization and Profession, one will find many
      forms of mankind, the builder . . . the leader . . . the diplomat . . . the
      thinker . . . the doer . . . the scrapper; and then those who are just citizens,
      residents and members. Once in a while one will see a man possessing one or
      more of the mentioned attributes, but seldom does one run across a man
      possessing all these fine virtures . . . but, if you will add kindliness . . .
      and a constant desire to see that everything in every channel is running better
      than true to form . . . then immediately Errol Edwin Hayes (known as Earl)
      comes to mind.

      "Born thirty-eight years ago in Boonville, he received his elementary
      education in Surry county, then finished the N. G. A. C., at Dalenoga, Georgia,
      where he majored in business engineering. After finishing his schooling, he
      started out to see the world . . . go places and do things. The farther he
      traveled from Surry county the more he became infected with the little love bug
      and homesickness, for he had left the finest little girl in the foothills of
      Blowing Rock . . . and she was waiting for his return home. The suffering and
      pain was too much for Earl, so he returned to Surry county and immediately
      asked Miss Nina Whitaker to be Mrs. Errol Edwin Hayes. At this period of his
      life . . . historians failed to record further data . . . some say Miss Whitaker placed Earl on a six months' probation period . . . others say twelve months . . . but it is a fact that Earl walked the chalk-line. County records record the marriage. Mr. Hayes then entered the Furniture and Funeral Directing business.

      "Mr. Hayes has been known for many years as among the front rank Funeral
      Directors of the state, and his career as helper in burial association work has
      added to that esteem in such a way as to build him up as a logical candidate
      for a certificate of leadership. His ability is well known, his urbane yet
      wholly sincere personality well liked and widely respected, and his intense
      devotion to civic matters and other public-spirited interests, outside of his
      work for the funeral directing profession, speaks of what caliber of man he is.

      "A member of the firm of Hayes & Speas, Inc., of Elkin, Mr. Hayes enjoys a
      wide and varied friendship among the good people of Surry and adjoining
      counties. Whenever you feel a desire to visit . . . and want a change of
      scenery pleasing to the eyes . . . some pure mountain air and water . . . drive
      up to see Mr. Hayes . . . your troubles will disappear . . . and you'll feel
      much better for having had the visit and chat."