First Posted: 9/7/2009

DOBSON Mr. James William Hayden, 88, of Dobson, passed away on Sunday afternoon at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. He was born in Patrick County, Va., on April 30, 1921, to the late Thomas Hayden and the late Annie White Hayden. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, was retired from the NCDOT and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a 1st Sergeant in the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign and was active in the VFW as long as his health permitted. He also was on the Surry County Zoning Board for over 30 years. Surviving are his daughter, Janice Hayden Barker of Dobson; one son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Dianne Hayden of Dobson; five grandchildren, Gina and Lewis Seidenfaden, Kevin and Karen Barker, Roman and Kimberly Barker, Michael Hayden and Heather Hayden; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin Flippin, Teylor Barker, Lauren Barker, Gabriel Barker and Presley Barker; one sister, Irene Key of High Point; one brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Betty Hayden of Mount Airy; and special friend, Kathleen Johnson of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Hutchins Hayden; one sister, Ruth Bledsoe; and two brothers, Harry Hayden and Wilbur Hayden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Piney Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Reece and the Rev. Todd Byrd with burial in the church cemetery, with Military Honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Honor Guard Mount Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home in Dobson on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where his body will remain until carried to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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