Originally created 01/16/04

Mr. Donald Hayase (EVANS, Ga.)



EVANS, Ga.- Donald Hayase, age 72, of Evans, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Downtown Division. A native of Maui, Hawaii, he had resided in the Augusta area since moving here from Johnson City, Tenn., in 1964. Mr. Hayase began his military career in 1951 when he joined the U.S. Army, where he remained until retiring, after 27 years, as E-8, Master Sergeant in 1974. After retiring from active duty he joined the workforce at TRW / Greenfield Industries, where he worked as a multi-machinist for an additional 19 years. Mr. Hayase and his family were one of the eleven (11) founding families at Westside Christian Church on Columbia Road, where he remained a member even after leaving to startup yet another fellowship, the Wildwood Christian Church on Tobacco Road. He was a cofounder along with his wife of God's Love Missions Inc., a shelter for homeless women and children. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving 2 tours in Korea and 3 tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, 'Miss Billie' Hayase; 4 sons, Lee Anderson Mottern, San Antonio, TX, Charles Albert Mottern, Lake Wales, Fla., Thomas Carroll Mottern, Elizabethton, Tenn., David Hoyle Mottern, Bartow, Fla.; 1 daughter, Leesa Michelle Mottern Tulp, Houston, TX; 1 brother, Ichiro Hayase, Maui, HI; 1 sister, Pat Ongao, Maui, HI; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Tuesday morning, January 20, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn., with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to God's Love Missions Inc., P.O. Box 204291, Martinez, Ga., 30917. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle January 16, 2004