Corey Ellis Hayes, 50, of St. Marys passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

From the moment Corey was born he was an independent soul. In his early days, he played baseball; his stories of his love of the game were legendary. He loved sports and followed the Kings hockey team religiously. In his early 20s, Corey went on to become a musician playing bass for two glam rock bands that played in the infamous Sunset Strip clubs, opening for such notables as Guns N’ Roses and more.

In 1992, Corey met and married the love of his life, Rhonda Crews, moving to Jacksonville, Fla., to start their life together, later moving to St Marys. Corey was known for his wit, dry sense of humor and his writing. Like his father, Corey wrote screenplays and stories that touched the heart and engaged curiosity for the complexities of the human condition. His writing continued until the time of his passing. Corey and Rhonda also owned and operated Mermaid Cleaning Service in St Marys.

Corey is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Rhonda Hayes, as well as his sisters Rochelle Skala and Meredyth Hayes, brother, Garrett Hayes, and beloved father to his “fur babies.”

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

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