POCOLA–“J.B.” Joe Boyd Hayes, 89, of Pocola, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Pocola. He was born Aug. 17, 1922 in McCurtain to Joe Abe and Bertha Mae (Lowe) Hayes, was a retired forklift operator for Riverside and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren.
Services are Thursday at 10 a.m. in Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola with Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Spiro City Cemetery Garden of Memories, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey of the home; sons, Jerry Hayes of Fort Smith, Ronald Hayes and wife Lora of Pocola, Richard Hayes and wife Cheri of Gravette; eight grandchildren; one great grandson; a sister, Annie Osborne of Vinita; and a brother, Hershel Hayes of Spiro.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.
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