63 year old James Alton Hayes of Smithville died Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church and a self-employed business owner. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Assembly of God at 1650 Cookeville Highway. Larry Briggs and Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Hayes was preceded in death by his father, Alton Hayes; mother, Evelyn Carter Waggoner; and step-father, George Waggoner. Survivors include his wife, Amy Keith Hayes of Smithville. Three children, Jayme Linn Hayes of Smithville, Brently James Hayes of McMinnville, and Amanda Hayes Stallcup of McMinnville. Two step-children, Brittney and Christian Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Samantha, Ashley, Leah, Toby, Kayla, Michael, Elizabeth, and Eli. A brother, Harold Douglas Waggoner of Smithville. Special friend, Caitlyn Anderson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel in memory of James.