Linwood Hayes, 68, of St. Pauls died Tuesday April 5, 2016. Born October 18, 1947 in Red Springs to the late James Woodrow and Ethel Freeman Hayes, he was raised in Hoke County. He received an agricultural degree from North Carolina State University and spent his early years in farming. Once retired he became the owner and master greeter at Tarpackers Restaurant in St. Pauls. An avid golfer, he was also a proud Poppy. He is survived by his wife, Sara B. Hayes; daughter, Dr. Jana Watts and her husband Terrence Greene; granddaughter, Gabriela; brother, David Hayes and his wife Patricia; and sister, Linda Melton.
A graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Raeford Cemetery with the Rev. Pat Hash officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests visiting someone who is sick or lonely, or just needs company, or make a memorial contribution to St. Pauls Public Library, 223 W. Broad St., St. Pauls, NC 28384 or the RE Hooks Scholarship Fund, First Baptist Church, 302 S. Second St., St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.