David Earl Hayes Jr.

January 26, 1963 - May 13, 2023
David Earl Hayes Jr.
David Earl Hayes Jr., 60, died Saturday, May 13, 2023, at his home in Williamston, NC.

He was born January 26, 1963, in Lumberton, NC the son of Shelby Lowery Johnson and the late David Earl Hayes Sr.

Their are no services are scheduled at this time.

Surviving is his significant other Ann Gray, mother; Shelby Jean (B.J.) Johnson, sister; Brenda (Michael) Frizzelle, brother; Terry Hayes, son; Matthew Hayes, daughter’s; Megan Hayes and Abby Hayes and beloved dog Barbie. Preceded in death by his brother; Daniel Hayes,


Due to recent health reasons, Earl and Ann have closed “Earls Café” (inside Corey’s). Many have enjoyed Earl’s wonderful food over the past three years. Earl’s ministry with the homeless, feeding the hungry in town along with his support of the children’s ministry in Pakistan where he sent food, clothing, and shoes held a special place in his heart.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gentiva Hospice Care for their support and loving care of Earl.

Earl’s unexpected passing has left his family in shock and with many expenses to cover. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to help them. All donations are greatly appreciated and may be madeby Clicking HERE


Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Hayes family.

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  • May 16, 2023
    Jeannette Newbern says:
    Love you Ann and so sorry I can’t be with you.