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James Leonard “Snake” Hayes, 91
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James Leonard “Snake” Hayes, 91, of Sparta passed from this life Sunday, July 7, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

He was born Monday, Feb. 6, 1928, in Woodbury, the son of the late Isaac Hayes and the late Dolly Saddler Hayes. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife Rowena Carter Hayes, sister Virginia Bowles, stepdaughter Barbara Carter Lacy and husband Alvin, stepson Ronnie Carter and wife Angie, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters Geneva Hayes Gentry and Luclle Hayes Kennedy, two brothers Riley Wilber Hayes and Marshell Ollen Hayes, and stepson Elmore Carter Jr. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 10, 2019