Obituary for Arthur E. “Ed” Hayes

rthur E. “Ed” Hayes, Jr., 64, of Greenville, passed away early Friday morning, November 12, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

He was born in Greenville, son of the late Arthur E. Hayes, Sr. and Nadine V. (Wood) Hayes-Clemens. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Arthur E. Hayes, III; a sister, Artha Deena Crawley and a brother, Fredrick D. Hayes.

Ed had served as the Police Chief for Gettysburg and New Madison; He had also spent time on the Greenville Police Department. He was a veteran of the 77th Engineers, 1st U.S. Army. He was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Hope (Means) Hayes; children, Anita Best of Ansonia, Edward Hayes of Berryville, VA, Tim (Shannon) Hayes of Greenville, Kathy (Jeremy) Burke of Ansonia, Jenny (Chris) Muenver of Berryville, VA, Joseph Hayes of Phoenix, AZ, Chad (Kathy) Presley of Marietta, OH, Nathan (Ronica) Presley of Cincinnati, Steve (Jade) Hayes of Fayettsville, NC, Jonathan (Danelle) Hayes, Ariella Hayes, and Ashton Hayes all of Greenville; 24 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Melva K. Lacey and Alberta Plessinger both of Greenville; a brother, Alfred Hayes of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews; and Ed was the guardian for Jaime Pierce of Greenville.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 15 11:30 a.m. at the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville with the Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Private burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will take place at a later time in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the church Monday from 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. They requests that memorial contributions be given to help defray funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.