Walter Taylor Hayes

May 19, 1939December 23, 2018

Walter Taylor Hayes, age 79 of Roseboro died Sunday Morning, December 23, 2018 at Sampson Regional Hospital in Clinton, NC.

Mr. Hayes was born on May 19, 1939 in Adamsville, Alabama the son of the late Luther Latham Hayes & Amy Estelle Collins. He is preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

He is a U.S. Army Veteran, retiring with over 20 years of service for his country. He received many medals during his time in service among those a Bronze Star Medal. And was given 5 medal awards.

He was a brother of the Phoenix Lodge # 8 in Fayetteville, NC and the Coharie Lodge # 379 in Clinton, NC

He is survived by: A son: Nathan Hayes of Fayetteville, NC

A Daughter: Stephanie Lynn Hayes Dimberg and (husband) Ian of Oakdale, Ca.

A Sister: Pat Hendrick of Ohio

Grandchildren: Regina JoAnne Hayes, Dayne Daniel Dimberg & Azella Taylor Dimberg

Great Grandchild: Kristina Lilly Underwood

The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn. Prior to the service. A Graveside service will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at 12 Noon at Sandhills Veteran Cemetery with full Military Honors.

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Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home, 401 W. Cumberland Street, Dunn NC 28334.


  • Nathan Hayes, Son
  • Stephanie Lynn Hayes Dimberg, Daughter
  • Pat Hendrick, Sister
  • Luther Latham Hayes, Father
  • Amy Estelle Collins, Mother
  • Regina JoAnne Hayes, Grandchild
  • Dayne Daniel Dimberg, Grandchild
  • Azella Taylor Dimberg, Grandchild
  • Kristina Lilly Underwood, Great Grandchild


  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 7, 2019

Walter Taylor Hayes

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Donna West Beason

January 5, 2019

Nathan and Stephanie,

Taylor was my very favorite uncle and I will always love him dearly. My mother and one of his older sisters, Annie Jo Hayes West, also passed away on December 23rd in 2002. She will be so happy to receive one of Taylor’s bear hugs when they meet again. I wish I could be there to say “Good Bye” but lost my son, Paul, to pancreatic cancer November 6th so am still not over grieving. Paul was only 48 and his passing has hit me hard. I know there will be an awesome Hayes reunion welcoming Taylor home. Please feel free to contact me at I love you Taylor!

mary ann and carl g matthews

December 30, 2018

carl and i are so sorry to know that taylor has passed away. MAY GOD BLESS YOU NATE AND YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL BE THINKING OF YOU .