Donnie Ray Hales

Donnie Ray Hales

Donnie Ray Hales, 49 of Middlesex NC, passed away September 28, 2020 at his home. He was born April 26, 1971 in Wake County to Robert Hales and the late Janet Hales. He married the love of his life Rosa Carter Hales October 8, 1999. 

Donnie is survived by his wife Rosa Carter Hales, daughter Kayla Hales, and son Carson Hales of the home; his dad Robert Hales; brother Randy Hales and wife Cindy Hales of Wendell, Daryl Hales and wife Anita Hales of Middlesex; sister Kimberly Hales Roberts and husband Christopher Todd Roberts of Middlesex; several nieces and nephews; and great niece and nephew that loved him dearly. 

Donnie was one of a kind. He helped anyone at any given time no matter the cost. Donnie volunteered at Antioch Fire Department as a junior fireman at the age of 14 and continued to work for them for 20 years.  He continued his work as a fireman for Cleveland Fire Department as a lieutenant for eight years. Donnie will truly be missed here on earth but the family is at peace knowing he is with his mother now in their heavenly home.  

Visitation will be held at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory at 211 W Third St., Wendell NC Thursday October 1, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm  (Masks Required) and the funeral service will be Friday October 2, 2020 at 2:00 at Watkins Chapel Church 5897 NC Hwy 231 Middlesex. Family and friends are gathering at his home at 10087 N.C. Hwy 39, Middlesex,

In lieu of flowers please donate to the college fund of Carson Hales at NC SECU c/o Kimberly Roberts and Priscilla Roberts. 

The funeral will be available at on Saturday.


  • Ira C. Fuller Posted September 30, 2020 4:59 pm

    To Robert, Daryl and the Hales Family you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time of family loss of Donnie. May you find strength and comfort through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Cherish the great memories you hold dear of Donnie’s life and his unselfish contributions to helping others.

  • Corinth Holders High School Class of 1960 Posted September 30, 2020 5:12 pm

    We extend our heartfelt sympathy to each of you during this difficult time of family loss. Janet was a faithful member of our graduating class who also left us too soon, but will now be reunited with Donnie. May God bless each of you and strengthen you with His love and peace.

  • Amanda Bordeaux Posted September 30, 2020 8:54 pm

    I’m sorry for the your lost, I remember him walking the halls of Corinth holders elementary school. While my sons Tyler Bordeaux and Christian Bordeux

  • Thomas Earl Braswell and family Posted October 1, 2020 2:21 am

    Our deepest sympathies. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Tina Stocks Posted October 1, 2020 10:39 am

    Hales Family, May God hold you near and give you strength to face each day. May fond memories of Donnie’s sense of humor and giving nature bring you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • BARBARA GROVES Posted October 1, 2020 10:40 am

    So sorry for your loss. Kim I know you will miss your baby brother. As you said, your Moma greeted him with open arms.

  • Garland Guffey Posted October 2, 2020 12:18 pm

    Darly I am sorry to hear of pass away of your brother. I didn’t know him, but if he was like you he was good man. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

  • Angela & Dennis Hatfield Posted October 2, 2020 8:59 pm

    Sending love and prayers to the entire Hales family during this difficult time. May you turn to God for the strength you will need.

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