G. Farthing Hayes, age 95, of Farthing Hayes Road, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, December 26, 2019 at his home. Born August 25, 1924 in Watauga County, he was a son of Lloyd and Nellie Edmisten Hayes.

Farthing was a member of Meat Camp Baptist Church. He graduated from Appalachian High School and enjoyed playing on the basketball team. Following his service in the US Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict, he began his 30 year career as a rural letter carrier with the US Postal service.
Farthing loved spending time with his family, especially on camping trips and traveling across the country by car and train. He enjoyed his annual gardening, reading a good book, and working.

Farthing is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Greene Hayes; daughter, Carol Dishman and husband, Bill, of Sugar Grove; sons, Jerry Hayes and wife, Betty, of Lincoln, Illinois, Danny Hayes and wife, Marsha, of Chula Vista, California, and Brantley Hayes and wife, Janay, of Corryton, Tennessee; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Ruby Carson of Boone; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Hayes of Boone. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; Helen Cobb and Margaret Norris; and one brother, Ed Hayes.

Funeral services for Farthing Hayes will be conducted Sunday afternoon, December 29th, at 2 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Townsend, grandson, Ivan Dishman and Rev. Lynn Powers. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 12:30 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Military Graveside Honors, provided by the American Legion Post #130 and the DAV Chapter 90, will follow at the Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to Gideon International, Boone Camp, PO Box 3602, Boone, NC 28607.

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