Danny Delane Hayes

August 8, 1956September 25, 2020
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Danny Delane Hayes was born on August 8, 1956 in Van, AR to Mr. and Mrs. Percy and Essie (Duncan) Hayes, Sr. He was and always will be the baby of the family, with too many stories to tell about playing with his dump trucks and finally getting to get on the truck as he got older. He attended Key School (Elementary) where Mrs. Love (still living) was his 1st grade teacher. Danny graduated from DeWitt High School class of 1974. He was a proud Dragon and kept in touch with most of his classmates. At an early age, Danny accepted Jesus as his loving savior and Son of God. He was a member of Nichols Chapel AME Church, DeWitt, AR and continued his journey with Christ as a faithful member of Union AME Church in Little Rock, AR. Danny married well in June of 1976 to Lucille Hayes and 3 blessed children resulted, Adrian (AJ), April (Christopher and Caleb), and Jonathan (Nathaniel, Nehamiah Jace, and Nova Ann). Danny started his professional driving career as a Forklift Operator in 1976 at Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He excelled in every area of expertise when it came to driving and quickly advanced to becoming a Long Haul Truck Driver in 1977. His career included several Fortune 500 companies such as, Saia Motor Freight, Yellow Motor Freight, Little Rock Tour Bus Company, and Old Dominion Freight lines. Daddy always said 'If you got it, a truck brought it!' He loved his career and it loved him back. Daddy enjoyed grilling on his new custom rotisserie smoker. He helped the youth of Union AME with dinner fundraisers, and always joined the Son's of Allen Men's Day Chili cook-off, where he secretly knew he won the title of Best Cook. He put love into his meals, and he was proud to serve it up! He was a true San Francisco 49ers football fan, and wouldn't stand for any smack to be talked about Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors! Danny made his transition to Glory on Friday September 25, 2020 in Dallas, TX doing what he loved to do. Memories will be cherished by his children(grandchildren)-Adrian(AJ), April(Christopher and Caleb), and Jonathan(Nathaniel, Nehamiah Jace, and Nova Ann); Parents-Percy and Essie Hayes of DeWitt, AR; Dear Friend Phyllis Jones of Little Rock, AR; 2 Brothers-Alfred Earl Hayes of Haywood, CA, and Percy Hayes, Jr. (Dianne) of Chicago, IL; Aunts and Uncles, Alfreda Moppin of Modesto, CA; Mydia Barker of Chicago, IL; Faye Smth (Maurice) of Chicago, IL; Darlene Montgomery (Edgar) of Little Rock, AR; and Leroy Duncan (Aller) of Little Rock, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, church family, and relatives.


  • Ed Brown
  • Jimmy Brown
  • Wayne Brown
  • Curtis Brown
  • Brent London
  • Larry Cohns
  • Garland Chambers
  • Keith Smith
  • George Robinson
  • Jackie Duncan, Honorary
  • Billy Duncan, Honorary
  • Alvin Saulsberry, Honorary
  • Reginald Collins, Honorary
  • Leroy Duncan, Honorary
  • Sterling Pighee, Honorary
  • Maurice Smith, Honorary
  • Union AMEC Son's of Allen Choir, Honorary
  • Union AMEC Usher Board, Honorary



  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Funeral

    Saturday, October 10, 2020



  • Burial


Danny Delane Hayes

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Pauline Piggee

October 9, 2020

Danny I will miss seeing you and your pleasant smile on Sunday's , It seems it was far too soon to being saying these words. your memory still lives with us.
Pauline Piggee

Marilyn Graham

October 9, 2020

My deepest and most sincere sympathy to the Hayes family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Danny. I will always remember his beautiful, warm heart. I pray that God provides comfort and peace to carry you through the days ahead. Much Love.

Michael and Renee McKinzie

October 9, 2020

We the management and staff of Timeless/McKinzie Funeral Home 112 South Washington St. Dewitt, Arkansas 72042 along with Mr. Brent London do share with Mr. Percy and Mrs. Essie and the entire Hayes family in the celebration of Danny. Danny was a friend of ours and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. You all are in our prayers. God bless and keep each of you.
Elder Michael, Consuela, Lee, Candace, Garrick, Michael and Lathan McKinzie and the entire staff.

Gwendolyn Duncan

October 8, 2020

The Joyner family wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Hayes (Our family)Family.May God keep you in perfect peace. In the days to come.

Ruth Morphis Akins Family

October 8, 2020

Our deepest condolences, prayers of strength and peace to the family. The church family at Bethel A.M.E. Gillett remembers Danny as a young boy when we attended quarterly conf at Hill Chapel, Nichol Chapel and Bethel Gillett. We love you Hayes family/Duncan family. Hold on to God's unchanging hand.

Linda Hopkins

October 7, 2020

To The Hayes Family:
May God Bless and keep each of you

Favrin Smith

October 7, 2020

Rest in love cousin. You will be missed. Much love and prayer to my Hayes and Duncan family.

Richard Green

October 7, 2020

I’m saddened by Danny’s departure from earth but I’m confident in his transition to his heavenly mansion. He was family to me and I’m very happy to have known him and spent quality time with him. God bless the family he left behind. Memories of him will be cherished forever.

Sandra Green

October 7, 2020

Danny was a humble, kind, loving and generous man. I feel blessed to have known him for the time he was with us. He will truly be missed by my family!

Dr Neich Robinson

October 7, 2020

Danny was a frequent listener to our radio show, fun person to talk to like his brother Percy.


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