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Steve E. Hayes

Funeral services for Steve E. Hayes will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am at 
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time until 
the funeral hour.

Mr. Hayes was born April 14, 1928 in Jefferson County, the son of Steve and Della (House) Hayes.

Besides his parents, he is survived by five brothers, Walter, Thomas J, James, 
Marvin and Robbie, all of Mount Vernon, and six sisters, Mrs. Wanda Mitchell, 
Mrs. Marie Pierce, Mrs. Irene Madline, Miss Barbara Hayes and Miss Betty Hayes, all of Mt. Vernon


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TWO MT. V MEN KILLED IN AUTO-TRUCK CRASH

Steve Hayes, 23, and Samuel Weatherford, 23, Fatally hurt in Head-on Collision South of 
Centralia. Funeral Services Scheduled Tomorrow.

Two young men who resided near Mt. Vernon were killed early yesterday when an automobile 
they occupied and a big transport truck collided head-on two miles south of Centralia on US 
highway 51.

Fatally injured were:

Samuel E. Weatherford, 23, of RFD 2, Mt. Vernon and Steve E. Hayes, 23, of RFD 5, Mt. Vernon. 
The rural homes of both men are in Shiloh Township.

Reports were that Clifford Gray, 46, of Memphis, Tenn., driver of the truck was not injured.

The automobile occupied by the Mt. Vernon men was demolished  and the transport truck was also 
considerably damaged in the terrific collision.

Bodies for the young men were brought to the Myers Chapel Funeral services will be held tomorrow.


Date: September 17, 1951
Source: Mount Vernon Register News 
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
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