The Daytona Beach community is mourning the passing of Edward “Creamy” Hayes Jr., who died on Feb. 21.
He was a former Daytona Beach city commissioner, educator in the Volusia County School system and business owner.
A wake is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Bethune-Cookman University’s Heyn Memorial Chapel, 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach.
A funeral service will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 317 Mullally St., Daytona Beach.
Hayes was a graduate of then-Bethune-Cookman College. According to the university, he was the recipient of the Presidential Outstanding Alumni Ambassador at B-CU’s 45th Annual National Alumni Convention. He was recognized for outstanding contributions and support of the B-CU Marching Wildcats band.
“B-CU has lost a great friend and stalwart supporter,” said Interim President Hubert L. Grimes in a statement.
Hayes also was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Joretha Hayes; a daughter, LaVeta Logan (Carl); and two grandchildren, Edward Hayes IV and Lania Charity; a daughter-in-law, Ramona Hayes, and other relatives.
Herbert Thompson Funeral Home in Daytona Beach is in charge of arrangements.