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Obituary: Paul Hayes, Edinburgh

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Paul “Mike” Hayes, 68 of Edinburgh, died at 1:36 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2013 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mr. Hayes was born December 30, 1944 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Carl and Phyllis Neely Hayes.

He married Susan Lippincott November 26, 1971 in Brownsburg, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of 42 years are two daughters, Jill Hayes of Edinburgh, and Lisa (Peter) Nee of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; a son, Michael Hayes of Columbus; a sister, Deborah (Robert) Frost of The Villages, Fla.; a brother, Bill (LaRae) Hayes of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Ellie Roberts of Hope, and Emma Nee of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Mr. Hayes was an Industrial Technology School Teacher for the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, before retiring in 2009. He taught school at Southside Junior High School where he coached football and basketball, and taught at Columbus North and Columbus East High Schools.

He graduated from Indiana State University where he was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. He earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University through IUPUC.

Mr. Hayes was a member of the Union Christian Church in Franklin, the Columbus Sertoma Club and the Columbus Elks Lodge. He was on the board of directors of the Bar-Cons Federal Credit Union and was a member of the Indiana Workforce Proficiency Panel.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mike will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Union Christian Church, 1331 E. County Road 300 South, Franklin, with Pastor W. Allen Whitehurst officiating.

Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbus Elks Club, 4664 Ray Boll Blvd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Union Christian Church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hathaway-Myers Chapel and The Columbus Crematory on Pearl Street.

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