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Buford Hayes Jr., 79, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Vardaman, Miss.
Buford was a retired mechanic for Carter Oil Co. in Benton and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford Hayes and Ruby Mae Lester Hayes; his wife, Patricia Hayes; and a brother, John Edward Caple.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Wayne and Judy Hayes of Traskwood; Phillip Glen and Teresa Hayes of Bauxite; daughter and son-in-law, Diana Lynn and Larry Thompson of Benton; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Melvin Brris and Brother Dan Flora officiating. Burial will be at Social Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.