Douglas Louin Hayes

January 1, 1945October 11, 2013

Douglas Louin Hayes passed away peacefully Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home in Roanoke LA. Doug was born and raised in Welsh, La. He graduated from Welsh High School in 1962 and from McNeese State University in 1966. Douglas was a Vietnam Veteran. He served as a 1st Lt. in the 199th Army Light Infantry Brigade. Doug received a Bronze Star and was honorably discharged in 1968. Doug farmed for 20 yrs. and spent his last 21 years in sales at Oustalet Ford. Doug was one of seven children born to the late Ralph and Eva Hayes. Doug will be forever remembered by his brother, Pratt Hayes and his sisters, Geneva Hebert, Mary Epperly, Johnnie Schulman, and Anne Marcantel, his beloved children, Chad Hayes and wife, Robin of Dallas, TX and Christopher Hayes of Lafayette, LA and his treasured granddaughter, Rylee Hayes of Dallas, TX and the mother of his children, Carolyn Guillory Hayes, along with countless other family and friends who were blessed to know him. He is preceded in death by his sister, Donna Hebert of Welsh. Doug touched the lives of many people with his smile, his generosity, and his sense of humor which he maintained to the end. His Funeral service will be at First Baptist Church of Welsh at 10am Monday, October 14. Visitation will be from 7-9pm Sunday, October 13 at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh and resume 9am until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Welsh, LA. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneral


  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2013

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anne marcantel

June 27, 2014

Thank you all for your support and love for Doug. He truly loved his friends. I was amazed at the love you all showed him during his illness. We miss him so very much.

Angela Mier

October 15, 2013

So sorry to hear about Doug's illness & passing. He was a good friend to us and we know he will be missed by all. The world has lost a sweet and gentle man.

Ange & Roger Mier

Roger & Sallie Young

October 14, 2013

To the Family of Douglas,
We have known Douglas for 20 yrs.
He was our Car Salesman, he was a super nice guy! Will truly miss that smile and his great personality! Our Thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Lee Anna Marceaux

October 14, 2013

Douglas was a quite soul. You were always at peace around him. He would give and expect nothing in return. He could make you laugh. He adored his children and especially his granddaughter. When things were quite around the dealership he would call me over to see Riley dance on video. He was so proud of her. He adored his sisters and brother and inlaws. He loved family. He loved to cook for the guys at the deer camp. Proud American who served our country and took pride in any veteran or military. Doug I will miss you my friend!

Jeff and Polly

October 14, 2013

Our prayers are with all of the family at this sad time. May you rest in peace Doug.

Mark West

October 14, 2013

Rest in peace old friend, I am going to miss that laugh.

Dwayne Johnson

October 13, 2013

I remember Douglas and praying for all the family .

Cindy Rushing

October 13, 2013

Prayers for his family. After working with Doug at Bubba Oustalet for 9 years, I can only say he will greatly missed by all of us.

Linda Saucier

October 13, 2013

Geneva, Mary Lou, Johnnie Mae, Anne, Pratt, Carolyn, Chad, Robin, and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could be there with you. Although I live in Texas, I am currently visiting with my son and family in Alaska. Douglas and I shared many fun experiences growing up together. We loved going to church camp every summer. I remember one year he told everyone there that we were twins - and they believed him . Douglas was a favorite cousin and I loved him for his great and outgoing personality. He will be missed by all.
Linda Cheryle Hayes Saucier

Jody Duplichan

October 13, 2013

I've known Doug for 20yrs and he was a true & great friend me & my family !!! He will always have a special place in our hearts & we will always miss him, Love you Doug !!!