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Dean Hayes

Dean Edward Hayes, 74, of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman University campus in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, July 26 from 2-3 p.m. A family visitation will follow.

He was born August 4, 1943 to parents Edward C. and Ethel (Luce) Hayes in Sioux City, Iowa. He spent the majority of his youth in Moville, Iowa.

Dean was an Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969.  His service included a tour in Vietnam.

Dean enjoyed spending his time on the golf course, building furniture for his loved ones, and time spent with family. Ms. Iowa, Snoball, and Quincy brought joy to his life.

Dean attended the University of Utah and graduated from Georgia State University. He earned a post-graduate degree from Furman University.

Dean worked with the Ballenger Corporation, Fluor Daniel, and Suitt Construction (BE&K) as a corporate safety manager.

Dean is survived by his companion of 20-plus years, Lynn F Hall, of Taylors, SC; a sister, Nila K Hayes of Sioux City, IA; a daughter, Christine L Hayes (fiancé John E White) of Huger, SC; a daughter, Kerry L Hayes of Greenville, SC; a daughter, Kelly H. Disbrow (Chris) of Clemson, SC; grandsons Finley H. Disbrow, Simms D. Disbrow, Christopher G. Disbrow, and Tate J. Disbrow of Clemson, SC;  and the mother of his children, Rosemary Hayes, of Greenville, SC.

He is predeceased by a sister, Beverly J Waldman; a sister, Barbara J Weifenbach; and three brothers who died in infancy: Michael, Joseph and Dennis.

Memorials can be made to: Paralyzed Veterans of America ( or the Green-ville Humane Society (

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