Jerry Bence Hayes

October 4, 2020

Mr. Jerry Bence Hayes, age 67, of Century, FL, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Hayes was born in Century, FL, and had been a resident of Century his lifetime.  During his working years, he worked at the Century Correctional Center.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming.  He was a member of Byrneville United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Owen and Aleece Stuckey Hayes, and his wife, Karen Medlock Hayes.

He is survived by his step-mother, Marilyn Hayes of Brewton, AL; son, Jesse (Haley) Hayes of Batesville, MS; daughter, Stephanie (Justin) Bosewell of Greenville, NC; sister, Joy (Danny) Findley of Byrneville, FL; grandchildren, Preston Owen Hayes and Sadie Aleece Bosewell.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11 AM at Byrneville United Methodist Cemetery in Byrneville, FL.

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