Ronald Hayes, 68

Ronald Hayes, 68 of Feds Creek, KY passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Pikeville Medical Center. Ronald was a US Army Veteran, a retired Federal Mine Inspector and a member of the Grapevine Pentecostal Church. Ronald was born October 07, 1952 in Grundy, VA to the late Tommy Hayes & Helen Griffith Hayes. In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nevaeh Robinson and one sister, Brenda Solt. Ronald is survived by his wife, Ada Darlene Warren Hayes of Feds Creek, KY; one son, Tommy Ronald Hayes of Velpen, IN; four daughters, Barbara Lee Estes of Winchester, KY, Bralynda Church of Feds Creek, KY, Veronica Hayes of Lexington, KY & Rebecca Bishop of Mouthcard, KY; twelve grandchildren, Misty Adkins, Terry Williamson, Randy Williamson, Conner Looney, Cianna Adkins, Bryce Bishop, Bentley Bishop, Matthew Hayes, Tommy R. Hayes, Jr., Keirce Hayes, Trenton Stone & Dakota Tompkins; and four great-grandchildren, John Luke Adkins, Hunter Adkins, Isabella Williamson & Clay Michael Williamson. Ronald is also survived by three brothers, Ricky David Hayes of Cynthiana, KY, Jerry Hayes of Louisville, KY & Danny Hayes of Lexington, KY and two sisters, Deborah Hayes of Abingdon, VA & Tina Sue Hayes of Elkhorn City, KY. Visitation will be from 12-8PM Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Grapevine Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2PM from the church with Randall Good & Rex Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the Hayes Family Cemetery, Feds Creek, KY. Military rites will be conducted at the church by the Elkhorn City DAV Chapter #140.


  1. Audrey Murphy says

    Ronnie God used you in a special way. I will miss our little chats on Facebook. As you used to tell me you look like your mom but you have those beady Hayes eyes. I love you Ronnie. Tell daddy and uncle Tommy they are missed. I will be praying for your family . Love you cuz.

  2. Roy Phillips says

    Thing about Ron was, he was handy, and he was always at hand when he was needed. I knew this to be true while he was in school. You’d be surprised at the projects he had a hand in. Later on in life, he was a vital part of the fire department at Feds Creek. And his family was right there with him; his wife and kids were there as much as he was. And they worked at raising funds, and and keeping the equipment up and running. And at training everyone so we’d be ready when the time came. I don’ think Ron ever turned away from those who needed him; his service to his country that continued even after he left the regular Army for the Reserves, for example. Citizens like Ron make it easier for us all; just knowing that if a time came when we needed help, people like Ron were there to offer it.

  3. Missy Spears says

    I worked with Ron at MSHA. He was such a kind soul and such a hard worker. He had a devout love for God, and he made it known. Thoughts and prayers for the family. I am so sorry.

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