Justin Josh Hayes

May 18, 1995January 4, 2019
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Justin Josh Hayes, 23, of Conway, SC passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at his residence.

Justin was born on May 18, 1995 in Horry County, SC, son of Roger Hayes Sr. and Christina Knotts Hayes. He graduated from Carolina Forest High School Class of 2013, where he lettered in Wrestling. He was an avid football fan of the Atlanta Falcons. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his parents Roger and Christina Hayes; brothers, Anthony Cody Knotts (Felicia McKula) Roger Hayes, Jr.(Kimberly Pierce); uncle, Dallas Knotts; nephew, Colton Hayes; nieces Karalyne Brown and Raelyn Brown; cousins, Katlyn and Kayden, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 4 pm on Thursday, January 10 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Vanessa Watson

January 13, 2019

I am going to miss you a lot Justin! It breaks my heart knowing that you are gone too soon! I will forever remember the times that you held my baby girl! I will miss your kind-hearted self. I remember at Applebees when Abbie wasn't feeling too good and you held her outside and calmed her down a bit. That made my heart smile seeing you calm her down! What touched my heart the most was when she spit up on me and I didn't have an extra shirt in the car you said that I can wear your shirt (even though it was a white one). I went to the bathroom and told you that it was fine. You may be gone from this Earth but you will NOT BE FORGOTTEN! Justin I love you with all I am! You were a special guy! I wish I could turn back time and save you from death. You are safe now! Watch over your family down here with your Uncle Chip by your side.

May 15, 1995-January 4, 2019
Your life was taken too soon! You were young and healthy! We love you lots buddy! Rest Easy ! Love ya bunches!

Adam Watson

January 12, 2019

Justin was my nephew. He and I were so close, I would go to his house weeks at a time. He had a whole life ahead of him. He was a good man as well as a great cousin/friend to me. When I would go down to his house; I remember that we would head down to the beach and go in the arcade and play tons of the different games and just have fun. He was like another brother to me. I am surely going to miss him deeply. My life will never be the same again without him. Justin has made a HUGE impact on me in different ways. Justin you are finally out of all the pain you've been in, you are in peace and you can stand by your uncle's side and not be in any pain. If I could I would turn back time to bring you back, sadly I can't. :( I wish that none of this had happened because we would be able hang out and you would be able to watch Abbie grow up. She's 4 months old now, she's smiles a lot now. I just would love to hear her laugh and see her smile one last time at you. Rest in Peace now buddy, you are truly missed by so many. Thursday at your memorial service showed me how many people loved you and thought big about you. Tons of your wrestling buddies were there, and when they spoke about times about you in wrestling or just random days about you made me smile knowing that you touched lots of lives and all. I love you with all I am cousin! R.I.P Gone but never Forgotten! just cant help but cry i miss you so much love you cuz. At least I got to spend time with you on New Years. I didn't know that was going to be the last time that I would see you and talk to you. But I am just glad that you got to meet my baby girl. :(

Marilyn Storms

January 10, 2019

Roger, Christy, Roger Jr, and Cody,
May God give you strength to carry on, till you can be with Justin again in Heaven.
We are very sorry for your loss.
God took you from your pain, and made you one of his angels.
You were a young man, who left us way too soon.
We watched you grow up from a toddler, and were there with you when your parents married.
We took you to the movies with your brother Cody.
I watched you at your wrestling matches with your Mom & Dad.
I taught you how to tie your tie for your prom.
We helped you out when things got tough.
We chatted about the Falcons and the Panthers.
Justin, you will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace and Fly High.
Love Always, Marilyn & Michele

Donna Jones

January 9, 2019

So very sorry Christy and Roger. My heart aches for the both of you.

Hunter Jones

January 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Justin we were Friends since elementary school. You were my Best Friend. I’m gonna miss you buddy. I’ll never forget all the great times we had when we were Kids. RiP Buddy.

Kim Zirklr

January 9, 2019

There are no words to express how sorry I am for Christy and Roger...Know that my heart breaks for both of you and your family...May you find peace in the Lord during this difficult time....My thoughts and prayers are with you..

Tami Pollard

January 9, 2019

Ms. Christy
I'm so sorry. I have alot of fond memories of our kids growing up. We did everything with our kids. Walks, trick or treating. Etc. I can still hear Ms Christy yelling.. Justin Hayes 1,2 .. He was back home by 3.
1 Christmas we bought all 4 kids walkie talkies. They talked all night on them. Or when they took that old mattress and towed it all the way up in that tree. A easy good 25 ft in the air. They was determined. They all worked so hard getting it up there. Or when Megan chased all 3 of the boys with those lizards. I could go on and on. Justin has touched several hearts over time. He will always be in our hearts. We love you ❤
Tami Pollard

Kerri Lemacks (McCathern)

January 8, 2019

Christy I'm so lost for words...but as a mother i can't imagine your pain...may god bless and comfort you and your family in this time ...i love you my long time friend!

Janet Price

January 7, 2019

I remember when me and Cody and Justin went to the Pavilion at Myrtle Beach.We had fun that day.Justin climbed all the way to the top of the climbing wall.

Dallas Knotts

January 7, 2019

Justin I will always hold u in my heart .u took a huge chunk of what heart I got left .i miss you already. I wish I would have done things differently .you can be with your grandmother's and uncle chip.we may not have all the answers and we diffently ask our self why?God has a purpose he must have known your struggle and pain and decided you had anough I dont know but I do know I love you more than you know .you were me all over again .i wish I could take your place and give my sister back her son my nephew.i love you RIP uncle Dallas.