James L. (Jim) Hayes, a 50-year veteran with Coburn Supply Co., Beaumont, TX, who retired in 1987, died March 1 after a brief illness. He joined the company as a warehouseman when Coburn Supply was only three years old and advanced through the ranks to become senior vice president and vice chairman of the board. He was well known in the plumbing and air conditioning industries and was a member of, as well as an officer of, numerous trade organizations.
Kyle Talbot, age 21, oldest son of Todd Talbot, president of shower product manufacturer Alsons Corp., died in March. A memorial service was held in Northville, MI. Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse.