In Memoriam

Gary Hansel Hayes

June 18, 1945- July 26, 2006


OBITUARY: The State, July 28, 2006

Services with burial for Rev. Gary H. Hayes, 61, are 11 a.m. July 29, 2006, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church,Pageland, S.C., where he was the pastor. Visitation: 6-8 July 28 at Sutton Funeral Home. He died July 26, 2006. Surviving: wife, Helen T. Hayes; daughters, Crystal Rogers, Mandy Chester, Paula Price, Tori Teal; siblings, Billy, Rev. Buford, Richard Hayes, Norma Blackmon, Barbara Knight, Sandra Jenkins; grands.


OBITUARY: The Lancaster News, July 28, 2006

Rev. Gary H. Hayes, 61
Pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church

PAGELAND – The Rev. Gary H. Hayes, 61, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006.

He was the son of the late Clyde and Louise Doggett Hayes.  He was married to Helen T. Hayes.  He was the pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Pageland.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters; Crystal Rogers and her husband, Jay, of Florence; Mandy Chester and her husband, John, of Heath Springs; Paula Price and her husband, Stacey, of Jefferson; and Tori Teal and her husband, Michael, of Pageland; three brothers, Bill Hayes of Panama City, Fla., the Rev. Buford Hayes and Richard Hayes, both of Lancaster; three sisters, Norma Blackmon, Barbara Knight and Sandra Jenkins, all of Lancaster; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 A.M. Saturday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church family life center with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. today at Sutton Funeral Home in Pageland.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist, building fund, 7723 Pageland Highway, Monroe, NC 28112.


"Gary Hayes was a Farm boy.  He had a lot of brothers, but I only remember him having one sister, Sandra.  He was a rough guy, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.  I didn’t see him much after school.  I saw him again at a funeral.  He preached the funeral.  That was the first time I knew he was a preacher.  He was married and had children or a child. He preached at several churches in this area. I believed he died of a heart attack. He seemed so happy the times I saw him after we graduated."

Submitted by Sherry Brooks Williams


Gary Hayes became a wonderful minister and was minister and friend  to my best friend, Linda Williams Dennis, for several years.  He visited me in the hospital when I had my second son, Brad, and that is when I realized he was a minister.  He had a way about him that was very special and was truly a man of God.  Gary was loved by everyone he touched and truly had a gift of being able to minister to others. 

Submitted by Judy Shehane Hinson


Gary Hayes was a friend and mentor to me in our later years. Thank God for his memory.

Submitted by Gerald McCants