Hays Barber Shop closes after 60 years

Hays Barber Shop closes

Nathaniel Bowen, 12, of Chipley gets his hair cut by Francis Hays while Hays' son, George, holds up his father's weathered barber pole.

Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 05:17 PM.

Chipley barber Francis Hays spent Friday afternoon cutting hair and surrounded by family members — the only difference was this Friday was his last day at work.

Hays Barber Shop has been in business for 60 years, and after several months of planning to retire, Friday, Sept. 27, was his last day. Friends and family stopped by for last haircuts and fond farewells, and Hays ended his day by cutting the hair of his son, George, who lives in Tallahassee.

For more about Francis Hays see Perry Wells' column in the upcoming Oct. 2 edition of the Washington County News.

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