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Raymond Hayward

Raymond Hayward, age 80, of Big Fork died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born on Monday, October 19, 1936 to Robert and Nettie Addison Hayward in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Raymond was always a hard worker. He was the Fire Chief at Big Fork for twenty years as well as an active member of the Community Center for seventeen years. Raymond spent twenty-eight years as the owner/operator of Big Fork Mall and spent 365 days a year serving his community. He loved every minute of it. Raymond was most proud of building the new fire station in Big Fork. Raymond was a loving husband, grandfather, father, brother and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Joseph Hayward and Kenny Hayward; and one brother, David Hayward.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Hayward of Big Fork; three sons, Bob Hayward of Robeline, Louisiana, Kevin Casey of Gresham, Oregon, and Damon Burns of Alexandria, Virginia; one daughter, Tami Broadway of Big Fork; one brother, Donald Hayward of Natchitoches, Louisiana; one sister, Lottie Wallingsford of Shreveport, Louisiana; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. at the Big Fork Baptist Church with services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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