James William Hayes

hayes-james-ovalJames William Hayes, After a sudden, hard-fought illness, Bill “Bull” Hayes passed away while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  He was a graduate of West End High School, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a retiree of AT&T after 42 years of service, and a member of Shades Mountain Independent Church. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Hayes, and father, James Hayes.  He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Mary Lynne, his two daughters, Amanda Hayes and Ashley Belew, his granddaughter, Anna Brooks Belew, who was his “Sunshine,” and “adopted” granddaughter Courtney Engel.  He is also survived by his brother Paul (Kathy) Hayes and his sister Shirley Lyle as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Bill loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and was a dear friend to many. On Friday, October 7th, the family will receive visitors at 1:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM at Charter Funeral Home in Calera, AL.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shades Mountain Christian School’s Building Fund at 2290 Old Tyler Road, Hoover, AL 35226.