Ronald Hayes, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris, S.C. He was born Jan. 16, 1944, in Columbus County. He was the son of the late Charlie Wilbur Hayes and Alta Osborne Hayes of Nakina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only sibling, June Elaine Hayes Hammond.
He graduated from Nakina High School in 1962 and N.C. State University in 1966. He was an Agricultural High School teacher in Jasper and Whiteville. He left teaching and began his employment with Brunswick Electric Management Cooperative until his retirement.
Ronald was a very active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in which he held several positions until his health required him to step back. He was an active hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Gore Hayes of the home; one son, Ronald “Ronnie” Burton Hayes and wife, Traci, of Clarendon; two grandsons, Jackson Lee Hayes and Joshua Adam Wise; and one great-granddaughter McKenzie Wise.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 4177 MM Ray Road, Clarendon, N.C. 28432.
A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home & Crematory of Tabor City.