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Robert "Bobby" Hayes
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Obituary for Robert "Bobby" Hayes

DURHAM: Robert “Bobby” Hayes, 60, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his home in Durham. He was born in Durham, the son of the late Alvin Upchurch Hayes and Jean Elizabeth Crews Hayes.

Bobby was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved hunting, fishing, spending time at the lake and his farm. He especially liked to spend time with his grandson Blake and was an avid Duke fan.

Mr. Hayes is survived by his wife, Diane Tippett Hayes; son, John Robert Hayes (April); daughter, Brooke Hayes Shepherd (Stephen); brother, Thomas Hayes (Tonya); grandson, Blake Page Shepherd; and expected granddaughter, Kinsley Grace Hayes.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at Clements Chapel in Durham. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. At other times the family will receive friends at his son John’s home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association; 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Woodlawn Memorial Park

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA 23060- 9979

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