Buford F. “Bud” Hayes


Buford F. “Bud” Hayes, 85, of Florence, Ore., passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022.

HAYES—Buford F. “Bud” Hayes, 85, of Florence, Ore., passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospital.

Bud was born in Parkdale, Ark., on May 28, 1937. He was a film editor for television who began his career as an apprentice editor in 1966 on the TV show “Flipper.” He quickly moved up to assistant editor on “Gentle Ben.” In 1974. he began working as an editor on “Rockford Files” and continued working in television until his retirement in 1998.

During Bud’s career, he edited shows such as “Fame,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “In the Heat of the Night,” for which he won an Eddie Award in 1989. He was also nominated for two other Eddie Awards during his career.

Bud loved editing and working in the film industry and took great pride in his work.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jimmie Ann, his mother, Vivian Hayes, and his father, George Hayes.

He is survived by his current wife, Dianna; his sisters, Marilou Hayes and Martha Jane Locke (husband Julian); his sons, Jerry (wife Lisa) and Tim (wife Stacy); his daughters, Cynthia Aaron and Jennifer Simoskevitz (husband Sean); his two grandchildren, Kevin Simoskevitz and Holly Simoskevitz; his sisters-in-law, Colleen Cunningham (husband Paul) and Margaret Sullivan; and several nieces and nephews.

The most important thing to Bud was his family. He loved spending time at the river, reading his Louis L’Amour books, and watching historical documentaries and mysteries.

A memorial service will be held in Florence, Ore., at a later date.

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