James Edward Hayes age 78 of Frankfort passed away June 2, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. Born January 18, 1931 in Paducah, Kentucky to Charles & Alma (Lindsay) Hayes. He served in the United States Army Air Corp and was a paratrooper with the 456th Airborne. He was a member of the American Legion. He retired as after 35 years as a truck driver with Sears, and Frigid Meats in Chicago.;He married Margaret McCarthy and they later divorced, he married Shirley Harlen Abbott on April 29, 1994 in Frankfort and she survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters: Kathleen Rickard of Valparaiso, and Jamie (Mrs. Kevin) Townsley of Frankfort, 2 sons: James L. Hayes of Chicago and Michael P. Hayes of Bloomington, IL, 2 stepdaughters: Debra Hunter and Brenda Carson (Mrs. Dan) both of Frankfort, and 2 step sons: David Hunter of Frankfort and Jerry Brantner of Linden. 5 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren, a brother: Larry Hayes (Betty) of Paducah, KY and a sister: Josephine Grumbos of Huntley, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, a great grandson, and a brother. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday, June 5, 2009 at;Archer-Weston Funeral Home, burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery Colfax, Indiana. Friends may call after 11 AM on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials appreciate to his family to assist with final expense.
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