From the Big Sandy News, Mar. 19, 1937, p. 5:
Willie Hayes, 38, farmer of Charley, died Tuesday night in a local hospital after a two weeks illness. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lige Hayes, at Charley, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Deceased is survived by his parents, Lige and Dora Murray Hayes; his wife, Mrs. Erma Hinkle Hayes; eight children, all at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Edward Blair; Mrs. John Green and Mrs. Everett Young, all of Ashland; Mrs. Herschel Williamson, Logan, W.Va.; Mrs. Haskel Arrington, Mechanicsburg, O.; Miss Ivory and Miss Irene Hayes, at home; and two brothers, Roy Hayes, Mechanicsburg, O., and Basil Hayes, of Charley.