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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Master Sergeant Roger Dean Hayden, US Army retired, 66, of Ellerbe, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020.
Roger was born December 7, 1953 in Montgomery County, a son of the late James Hayden and Wilma Smith Hayden Sweet. He faithfully served his country in the US Army for 22 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed helping family, friends, and neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Hayden and a step granddaughter, Sabrina Suarez.
Surviving are his sons, Jeremy Hayden (Holly Johnson) and Ethan Hale; granddaughters, Olivia Hayden and Kaitlyn Allen; great granddaughter, Aleiah Dorsett; brothers, Earl Hayden, Keith Hayden, and Jimmy Hayden, and sisters, Brenda Ward and Gayle Greene.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 1 pm Saturday at Ellerbe Cemetery. Face coverings are required pursuant to Executive Order 180, please be mindful of social distancing and bring a lawn chair.
Roger will lie in state at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham from 9:30 – 11:30 am Saturday. The family will not be present during this time.