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Christopher Lee Hayes

April 6, 1987 — October 20, 2023

Siler City


Christopher Lee Hayes “Bubba”, 36, of Siler City, North Carolina, passed away on October 20, 2023. Chris was born on April 6, 1987, in Randolph County, to Robert Lee and Pamela Ann Russell Hayes, both of Siler City, NC.

Chris was a 2005 graduate of Jordan Matthews High School. Chris served as a Corporal in the Marines for four years and did a tour in Iraq. Chris loved the Marines since he was a small child. He always supported anything that had to do with Veterans, from motorcycle rides to benefits. He wanted to participate in anyway he could. He loved his Dry Dock family and his Marine Corp brotherhood. They all were very special to Chris. Chris loved his cat, Belleauwood. He was his best friend. Chris never met a stranger and loved people. The late Roy Coltrane was a mentor and special friend to Chris. Chris worked in food service as a cook and enjoyed meeting people.

Chris is survived by his parents, Robert and Pam Hayes, one stepson, Tariq Siler; his sister, Jennifer Hayes of Siler City and his twin sister, Courtney Davis of High Point. He is also survived by three aunts, Bonita Russell of Siler City, Carol Smith of Siler City, and Kathy Scott of Bear Creek. He is survived by one uncle, Wayne Hayes of Lexington, NC. Chris is also survived by his niece, Alexis Hayes and nephews, Joshua Hayes and Isaiah and Jonah Davis. He is also survived by two very special friends, Lee Copelan and Chris Lonski. Chris is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bob and Loretta Russell and his paternal grandparents, Foy “Doc” and Mattie “Joy” Hayes and step-grandmother, Lucile Frazier Hayes.

A Celebration of Life for Chris will be held at Siler City Pentecostal / The Journey Church, Monday, October 30, 2023, at 6 PM. His service will be officiated by Rev. Rick Haug and Rev. Johnnie Lewis. A visitation will follow the service at the church.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his funeral services.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Hayes family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, October 30, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Journey Pentecostal Holiness Church

17475 US-64, Siler City, NC 27344

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