Thomas Hayles

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, January 10, 2023

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Thomas Hayles, 85, of Atmore, passed away on Dec. 26, 2022 in Atmore.


He was born on June 29, 1937 in Eliska to Wesley and Arlie Shipp Hayles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Chris Hayles; and his siblings, Marvin Hayles, Ollie Mae Stafford, Helen Colbert, Eubie Hayles, Letha Freeman and Lula Mae Colbert.

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He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janice Pruett Hayles; his son, James “Robbie” Hayles of Lottie; his daughter, Kathy Davis of Atmore; his brother, Edison Hayles of Poarch; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Dec. 29, 2022 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Wayne Colbert, James Colbert, Johnny Colbert, Matthew Tremer, Larry Meitzler and Bubba Meitzler.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Hadley and Edison Hayles.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.