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Mr. William "Billy B." Hayes

April 2, 1930 ~ December 23, 2020 (age 90)

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Mr. William “Billy B.” Hayes, age 90, of Ellijay, GA, a native of Trion, GA, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Piedmont Hospital in Ellijay.

Mr. Hayes was born April 2, 1930, in the Ridgeway Community, son of the late James Elbert and Lottie Christol Hayes.  He was Baptist by faith, and prior to his retirement, was employed with the North Georgia R.E.S.A. as a School Psychometrist.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and had also previously worked with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  He was an avid golf fan and was a member of the Trion Golf Club.  He had played at Augusta National on numerous occasions as well. Mr. Hayes was educated in Trion City Schools, but attended the Notre Dame Prep School during his senior year.  Prior to his military service, he attended West Georgia College.  He also earned his master’s degree in psychology from Auburn University.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Beta and J.W. Greenwood; brothers, James Alec (Virginia) Hayes, Daniel Lee Hayes, and Gerald Hayes; and a son-in-law, Joe James.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Dillard Hayes; children, Benny Hayes (Adina Walker), Beth (Pete) Dolan, David (Judy) Hayes, Susan Hayes James, and Robert Hayes; grandchildren, Joseph James and Peyton Hayes; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held privately with interment in West Hill Cemetery.
























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