Fred Stanley Hayden

Fred Stanley Hayden

Fred Stanley Hayden, 89, of Barlow, Ky., and formerly of Cairo, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Life Care Center in LaCenter, Ky.

Mr. Hayden was born on Dec. 6, 1931, in Villa Ridge, the son of Fred Earl and Blanche Leidigh Hayden.  

Mr. Hayden served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for the Alexander County Housing Authority for over 37 years. 

He enjoyed gardening, reading, studying maps and was a great historian. He had attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Cairo.

Mr. Hayden is survived by his daughters, Barbara Hayden of Barlow, Ky., and Dianne (Rockne) Ragsdale of Benton, Ky.; a son, Alan Hayden (Alice Larson) of Belknap; grandchildren Somer Byrd, Ross Ragsdale, Erica Carmack and Sean Wilson; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gloria Hudson.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by the U.S. Army funeral burial detail and local veterans.

Memorials can be made to April’s Animal Shelter, 664 Broadway, Barlow, Ky.  42024.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo was in charge of arrangements.

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Crain Funeral Home in Cairo was in charge of arrangements.

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