Former Daytona commissioner Edward ‘Creamy’ Hayes dies

Edward “Creamy” Hayes
Edward ‘Creamy’ Hayes

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.

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