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Ishmal R Hayden

August 30, 1923 — April 28, 2013

ISHMAL REGINALD HAYDEN, 89, of Paris, former longtime Mesquite resident, passed from this life at 7:46 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2013 at the home of his daughter Regina, in Paris. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct graveside rites with military honors at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 1, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, Texas, with Rev. Damian Velarde, pastor of Calvary Chapel, officiating, and burial rites by Ironworkers Local #263. The family will greet friends at the cemetery immediately following the committal rites.

Ishmal was born August 31, 1923 in Mesquite, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Willie Marie Stewart Hayden. He attended Mesquite schools, then entered the U.S. Army, from which he was honorably discharged on December 3, 1949. He spent a career of thirty years as an ironworker, and was a member of Ironworkers Local #263. Ishmal loved hot cakes and sausage and fried fish, but loathed Chinese food. Among his greatest joys was a game of dominoes with family or friends.

He was preceded in death by his former wife Elizabeth Hayden; and by his parents.

He is survived by a daughter, Regina McConnell and husband Don, of Paris; a son, Terry Hayden, of Mesquite; a granddaughter, Millie Rhoades, of Plano; one sister, Paula Levi, of North Richland Hills; and a brother, Thomas "Mink" Hayden, of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Named as honorary pallbearers are members of Ironworkers Local #263.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228

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