Milton M. Hayes

Published 11:16 am Monday, February 2, 2015

On January 30, 2015, his precious Lord took his hand and took Milton M. Hayes, 80, of Elizabethton, home. He died at his residence following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Mae Humphreys Hayes and Milton Minton Hayes Sr. and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dee Shephard and Melba Harrah; a brother, G.L. Hayes; a niece and a nephew.
Mr. Hayes was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He loved his family and his pets and was of the Baptist Faith. He was an auto body repairman.
He is survived by two daughters, Lois “Robin” Mayer and her husband, Gary, Austintown, Ohio, and Chyrl McLaughlin and her husband, James, Jonesborough; a grandson, Joshua McLaughlin and his wife, Amy; a great-granddaughter, Karleigh McLaughlin; two nieces, Linda Blevins and Teresa Martinez; a nephew, Herbert Harrah; and his special caregiver, Lisa Cody. Great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Milton M. Hayes will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, February 2, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Dale Cunningham officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Steve Ferguson. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, C/O Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family would like to express sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Chakraborty, his nurse Patti, and the staff of CVS Pharmacy in Elizabethton for the love and care shown to Mr. Hayes. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Hayes family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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