James Leonard “Snake” Hayes

Posted By | July 9, 2019 6:44 am

James Leonard “Snake” Hayes, 91, of Sparta, passed from this life, on July 7, 2019, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro.

Mr. Hayes was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Woodbury, the son of Isaac Hayes and Dolly Saddler Hayes.

He served in World War II in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Geneva Hayes Gentry, Lucille Hayes Kennedy; two brothers, Riley Wilber Hayes, Marshell Ollen Hayes; and stepson Elmore Carter Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Rowena Carter Hayes; sister, Virginia Bowles; stepdaughter, Barbara Carter Lacy and husband Alvin; stepson, Ronnie Carter and wife Angie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Gardens of Memory Funeral Home, in McMinnville, is in charge of arrangements.

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