WILMINGTON — Benjamin H. “Hayes” Horrell, 85, passed peacefully from his earthly life Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 25, 1935, in Bladen County, one of eight children born to Rufus Carr Horrell and Mattie Brown Horrell. In addition to his parents, Hayes was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Mark Renn; sisters, Annie Mae Anders, Gertie Hilton and Mary Dyson; and brothers, Norwood, Lawrence, Colon and Carey Horrell.
Hayes is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Marilyn Barnhill Horrell; daughter, Rosilyn H. Renn; son, Arden Horrell, and his wife, Tonya; grandchildren, Marcie Caviggia (Brian), Arden Horrell Jr. (Ashley), Carr Horrell (Keely) and Cody Horrell (Melissa); 15 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Rowan Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 20759 NC Hwy 210 E., Ivanhoe, with funeral services beginning at noon in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow in Johnson-Barnhill Cemetery.
Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.