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Charles R. Hayes

Charles R. Hayes, age 83 of Sweeden, peacefully departed this life on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at The Hospice House in Bowling Green. The Edmonson County native was born on October 21, 1940, to the late Raymond W. and Maxine Ashley Hayes. He was married for 65 years to his devoted, loving wife, Marilyn Davis Hayes, who survives.

Charles founded Hayes Insurance Agency in Brownsville, Glasgow, and Elizabethtown, where he served his community for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Sweeden Missionary Baptist Church.

Besides his wife, Marilyn, he leaves to honor his memory— his children, Danny Hayes (Pat) of Brownsville, Jeff Hayes of Brownsville, and Dr. Anna Leigh Hayes of Sweeden; grandchildren, Ray Smith (Emily), Lindsay Mencer, Nick Smith (Toni), Lauren Black (Josh), Noah Powell, Leilani Powell, Lake Powell, River Powell, and Ella Mae Powell; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Peggy Priddy and Alan Hayes.

Interment will be in Sweeden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice House of Southern Kentucky,  5872 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42104.

VISITATION  – 1—7 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2023, and 9—11 AM, Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE – 11 AM, Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

Online condolences can be made at www.pattonfuneralhome.com.

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