Olan Glynn Hayes
July 17, 1955 – May 22, 2019
Olan Glynn Hayes, 63, of Junction City, AR, passed away, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born July 17, 1955 to Olan and Gladys Boles Hayes in Farmerville, LA who preceded him in death.
In 1975, he started a career in Monroe, LA in broadcasting sports around North Louisiana and many festivals. Olan played in gospel groups and other bands during the 1980’s and 1990’s. He also announced Junction City Dragon football games until 2013 for Noalmark Broadcasting. Was employed for 16 years at Deltin, before retiring in 2013 due to illness. As a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church for 24 years, Olan organized many gospel singings and other activities to raise money for youth activities, and also organized Christmas programs for the children and youth. He coached sports through the Boys and Girls Club and also coached teams at Mt. Union.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Susan Hayes; son, Jeremy Glynn Hayes; grandchild, Kinsley Lyric Hayes; all of Junction City; brother, Benny Hilbert (Gloria) of West Monroe, LA; sisters, Nell Hayes Spencer (Mayer) of Rocky Branch, LA, Betty Hayes Spillers (Kenneth) of Calhoun, LA; nephews, Johnny Spencer (Margaret) of Rocky Branch, LA, Bruce Spencer (Jen) of Farmerville, LA, Darrell Williams (Jenell) of Calhoun, LA; niece, Sonya Taylor (Stuard) of Calhoun, LA; and sisters-in-law, Mary McAdams (Roy Lee) of El Dorado, Nancy Nunn (Gary) of Lowell, AR, Linda Peace (Jim) of El Dorado, Brenda Bittle (Tom) of Bauxite, AR, and Vicki Peace (Chuck) of El Dorado.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Mt. Union Baptist Church with Rev. John Ayers officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 until service time. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Union Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 653 Mt. Union Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.
An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Saturday, May 25, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2019
- Burial Saturday, May 25, 2019
Olan Glynn Hayes
May 24, 2019
I just want the family to know that I enjoyed taking care of their loved one and appreciate you guys for entrusting Kindred’s in taking care of such a sweet and wonderful person. Despite the pain and suffering he endured, he was always so considerate and nice!! He will truly be missed. Thanks for treating me like family and I love you guys. I will continue to pray to Jehovah our God for strength of endurance for you guys♥️♥️
May 24, 2019
Aman that will be missed. I remember the days when I started High school in Farmerville. That when Glynn worked at a ktdl radio station. But I met Glynn long before that .while Glynn was working at the radio station & I was going to high school we met up there and started talking. then started hanging out together. one day Glynn invited me to the station. He started teaching me about broadcasting & he taught me how to do commercials, Taught me the way to talk on the radio. Before I knew it I was doing segments & commercials live on the air. after most of that, we would start doing the high school dances on the second floor of crow's furniture store. while Glynn was spinning records at the dance & I was learning there as well. Glynn always had a soft heart on teaching me things and joking around Glynn always was doing the football game at Farmerville that he fell in love with doing. Back then I always will remember that blue fishing hat that he always wore. I always told him to throw that hat away but then Glynn would not be Glynn with out it Glynn you will be missed Brother .