Mr. Donnie “Coonie” Hayes, 65, of Wharton, passed away Jan. 1, 2021. Mr. Hayes was born on July 9, 1955 in Wharton to Carl Jones, Sr. and Frankie Hayes. 

Mr. Hayes was a grave digger at Gooden-Hatton Funeral Home.

He is survived by his sons: Quinton Farris, Donnie Tyrone Hayes, both of Wharton, and Donalton Haynes of Richmond; daughter Sharolyn Haynes of Richmond; brothers: Ronnie Hayes, James Jones, and Junious Amboree, all of Wharton, Robert Ward of Houston, and Carl Jones, Jr. of Lake Jackson; sisters: Diana Allen, Shirley Hayes, Dorothy Jones, Wilma Jones, and Janice Jones, all of Wharton; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. 

Services were Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed at Jaw Bone Cemetery. The Rev. Loyd Grissom officiated. Visitation was held at Gooden-Hatton Funeral Home from 12-6 p.m.

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