Mr. LaRue Hayes, Sr., 78, Mount Olive, MS passed away on February 18, 2023.
He attended school in Pinola, MS; Piney Woods Country Life School and McLaurin Attendance Center, Magee. He received a Bachelor Degree from Jackson State University. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy, 1971. He was honorably discharged August 21, 1973 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After his service in the military he started a career in Education and taught for 25 years and retired in 1997. He taught at Pinola Attendance Centerand Mendenhall High School. In 1998 he started another career and worked for Blain Company until an injury ended that career.
He joined Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. Later in life he joined Mt. Zion Jr. Missionary Baptist Church and a faithful member.
He was a devoted father, dad and grandad and raised his children in a faith-based household and with the expectations that they be self-sufficient.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R. D. and Ruth Hayes; Siblings, Earline Rankin, Wilie Mae Funches, Charlene Hawkins, Willie Ruth Smith, Henry Hayes, Redden D, Hayes Jr, Osco Hayes, Curtis Hayes, Versie Mangrum, and Georgia Hayes.
Surviviors include his wife, Orlandria Latrice Hayes; children, Keisha Owens, LaClaudia Hayes,, Houston, TX, LaRue Hayes, Jr., LaRue (Jamilia) Hayes, III, Crenshia Hayes, LaCruz Hayes, Courtney Tatum, Chastity Tatum; siblings, William Clarence Hayes, Jackson, MS, Ruby (Gary) Brown and Carrie Kemp. 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sister in laws, Kathy Craft, Stacey (Rodney) Haynes and a special sister in law, Vonda Tatum; brother in laws, David(Cemmeon) Tatum, Lee A. (Cheryl) Tatum, and Kenneth R. ( Regina) Shelby, St. Petersburg, FL., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Honorary Pallbearers: LaRue Hayes, Jr, Wiliam Clarence Hayes, De'Andre Hayes, LaRue Hayes, III, and LaCruz Hayes
Active Pallbearers: Justin Haynes, Michael Hayes, Brian Hayes, Austin Haynes, Adrian Hayes,, Redden Hayes, III and Zachary Craft
Flower Bearers: Nieces and Church Family
Pastor Leonard Keyes was the Officiant.