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Johnny Max Hayes

March 1, 1946 — January 26, 2020

Mr. Johnny Max Hayes, age 73 of Blairsville, GA passed away early Sunday morning January 26th, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Hayes was born on March 1st, 1946 in Monroe, GA to his late parents John Henry Hayes and Nellie Ree (Morrell) Hayes. Johnny worked for General Motors for most of his life, where he was a supervisor. He loved to fish, camp, travel, and the great outdoors and was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. He was a loving husband, father, and PaPaw. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Sybil Ponder, Lynda Farmer, Robbie Lee, and brother, Dillard Hayes.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday January 30th, 2020 at 2:00pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. Military honors will be performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Underwood Hayes of the home in Blairsville, GA; children, Lynn Cameron of Buford, GA, Cindy (Paige Hood) Hayes of Monroe, GA, Patrick (Laura) Hayes of Florida, Robert (Mary) Arp of East Point, GA, Richard (Stacy) Arp of Blue Ridge, GA; grandchildren, Julie Floyd, Anna Roper, Natalie Jackson, Wyatt Cameron, Matthew Harmon, Isabel Arp, James Arp, and Alana Arp; 4 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mabel Jones of Bethlehem, GA. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday January 29th at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warriors or to the National Alzheimer's Foundation in memory of Johnny.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home

Blairsville, GA 30512

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