Thomas E. “Gabby” Hayes



Thomas Eugene “Gabby” Hayes, age 83, passed away Saturday at his residence. Born in Murray County, GA, he was the son of the late Thomas Walker Hayes and Mamie Jo Greene Hayes. He served his country in the United States Air Force for twenty years and after retiring, along with his wife, Sally, they operated Hayes’ Greenhouse on Old Grantham Road for many years.

A service to celebrate Gabby’s life will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Burmahl officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends at the funeral home one-hour prior the service.

Gabby is survived by his wife, Eva “Sally” Hayes; a son, Michael Hayes and wife, Tracy; step-sons, James Cantrell and wife, Cheryl, Levern Cantrell; grandchildren, Nicole Plummer, Shawn Cantrell, Kevin Hayes and Jamie Hayes; four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters;

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Hayes family and online condolences may be directed to