R. Lynn Hayes

June 14, 1951 ~ June 28, 2022 (age 71)


R. Lynn Hayes, age 71, of Salem passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Baptist Health East Hospital in Louisville.  Born June 14, 1951 in Decatur, Illinois, he was the son of the late Lester Hayes and Lucille (Price) Hayes.  On March 11, 1978, he married Deborah "Debbi" D. (Gill) Hayes who survives.

Lynn was a member of Mt. Hebron Church.

He is survived by his wife, Debbi Hayes; 2 children: Mark Davidson (Lisa) of Salem and Melissa Bateman (Charles) of Bonneau, South Carolina; 6 grandchildren: Travis Mull of Charleston, South Carolina, Tanner Mull of Bonneau, South Carolina, Alex Davidson of Salem, Cameron Davidson of Salem, Siera Morgan of Rockledge, Florida, and Kelsey Davidson of Salem; 2 great grandchildren: Gunner Monroe and Rowen Mull; 4 sisters: Beverly Davis of Decatur, Illinois, Jacqueline Burke of Blue Mound, Illinois, Sheryl Muirheid (Ben) of Vivian, Louisiana, and Sophia Fulk of Blue Mound, Illinois; 1 brother: Lester Hayes (Katie) of Decatur, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Lucille Hayes; 2 brothers: Michael Hayes and Jeffrey Hayes; 2 sisters: Marilyn Goulding and Carolyn Handy; and great granddaughter, Adelynn Monroe.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Mt. Hebron Church with Bro. Rodney Sweeney officiating.  Visitation will be held Friday, July 1 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home-Salem Chapel and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.  Burial to follow in Old Rush Creek Cemetery.

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