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Russell Edward Hays, age 32, of Auburn, GA died Thursday January 1, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Lilburn. A native of Dallas, GA, Mr. Hays was an employment recruiter. He was a graduate of Parkview High School in Lilburn and attended Shorter College. Russell was a talented musician who played many instruments and was a member of The Buzzards band. He also coached recreational league football in Dacula where his son played. Survivors include his wife, Samarah Hays of Auburn; son, Isaac Avery Hays and daughter, Lillian Miia Hays, both of Auburn; mother and step-father, Teresa & Michael Leahey of Cleveland; father and step-mother, Doug & Michelle Hays of Locust Grove; sisters and brothers-in-law, April & Glen Sikes of Buford and Brandy & Ernest Sikes of Dacula; brothers, Douglas Hays of Lawrenceville and Daniel Hays of Fairburn; grandmother, Bernice Hays of Locust Grove; and many other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the benefit of the Russell Hays Family at any Regions Bank branch. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726