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Albion Seth Hayman

Apr 23, 1944 - Mar 7, 2017

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Salem, MO - The funeral service for Albion Seth "Al" Hayman was Saturday at 9:30 a.m., March 11, 2017, at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, MO. Reverend Dwayne Cartwright officiated along with Reverend Bobbie Higgins, and Deacon Scott Shults. Music and singing was provided by Sherry Stallings, Becky Smith, and Joni Bobbitt. Interment with full military honors followed at Dry Fork Cemetery one quarter mile off County Road 6090. Viewing at Wilson was Friday, March 10, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. followed by the Salem chapter of the Masons performing the Masonic funeral ritual. Following the burial lunch was provided by the ladies of Corinth Baptist Church at the Wilson facility.
Pallbearers were James Harris, James Heavin, Rick Shults, Scott Shults, Rick Stallings, and Wilson Young. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Campbell, David Dittman, Seth A. Hayman, Keith Steelman, Eldon Thomas, and LeRoy Williams.
Former 1st Lieutenant A. S. Hayman died peacefully at the Salem Hospital while recovering from a fall, surgery, and heart attack on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, around 6:30 p.m. at the age of 95 years and 9 months. He was born May 29, 1921, in Brookton, Washington County, Maine, the second child of Seth Harry and Allura Myrtle "Lou" (Lyon) Hayman. He was married in Danforth, Maine, on April 23, 1944, to Clarice Fae Shults second daughter of Elsworth and Zola Hester (Summers) Shults of Darien Community, Dent County, MO.
He is survived by his wife Clarice Fae Hayman, Darien Community, Dent County, twin daughter Donna Lynn (Hayman) Lanigan, Washington, D.C., twin son Dennis Glenn Hayman, Darien Comm., brother, John Curtis Hayman, Danforth, ME, sister, Allura Lorraine "Sweetie" (Hayman) Campbell, sister-in-law Alberta Ann (Craig) Hayman, both of Brookton, ME, as well as sister-in-law Alma Rosalee (Shults) Thomas, Newington, CT, brother-in-law Harold Dean and his wife Donna Lee (Stump) Shults, Salem, MO, and many nieces and nephews along with family friends and neighbors from near and far.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife's parents, son in law, John Timothy "Tim" Lanigan, his oldest brother Harold Robert "Hallie" Hayman, younger brother Keith Lyon "Kippie" Hayman, younger sister LaVanche Carolyn "Sitty" (Hayman) and her husband Curtis Dale "Sock" Mailman, brother-in-law Cecil George "Zeke" Campbell, sister-in-law Ardis Ardele "Ardie" (Bragdon) Hayman, as well as sister-in-law Carmen Genevieve "Jean" (Shults) and husbands Clifford Franklin Grogan and Alexander Charles "Cotton" Ruemmler, brother-in-law Henry George Thomas, sister-in-law Mary Lou (Shults) and husband Albert Joseph Boudreau, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hayman was baptized and attended Corinth Baptist Church. He graduated from Lee Academy in Lee, Maine, and the University of Maine at Orono. During World War II he was a pilot of a B-26 Martin Marauder Bomber with a crew of 6 in the 9th U.S. Army Air Force, 9th Bomber Command, 98th Bombardment Wing, 387th Bomb Group, 557th Bomber Squadron from 1944 to 1946 with bombing runs over France, Germany, and one aborted run over the Alps into Italy. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1946 to 1957. He was a 50 year member of the masonic lodge (Salem Lodge 225), member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Salem chapter 176), lifetime member of the VFW (Salem Post 6280) and member of the American Legion (Salem Lodge 99) serving in various offices in these organizations. He also served one term as president of the Dent County Historical and Genealogical Society where he helped plan and manage the team that re-identified and marked the White River Trace: the 1854 first official, congressionally-designated postal road through Dent County and the 1839 Cherokee Trail of Tears route. He worked for Shell Oil Company from 1947 to 1976 mostly for Shell Pipeline Corporation. After retiring from Shell he served the Dent County Judges as Dent County Highway Superintendent soon after moving to Dent County and then in 1980 obtained a real estate broker's license working at Realty World, Century 21 and United Country agencies in Salem. He also consulted on right of way projects for United Telephone, AT&T, and 3 different electric companies. He retired for the second time in 2004 at age of 83 from real estate and right of way work. He stayed busy working around his home and farm in Dent County until his health declined in 2015. He relaxed by reading books (westerns, sea sagas, and war stories) until his sight failed and then switched to audio books. He also enjoyed planting a garden every year. He traveled the U.S and Canada widely visiting most states and returned to visit family in Brookton annually until health issues interfered about five years ago.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in his name to Corinth Baptist Church or Dry Fork Cemetery Association.
Published on  March 11, 2017 in
Bangor Daily News
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