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The Dixie Harmonaires
WTNS Coshocton, OH

About the Group

About The Group

The Dixie Harmonaires was a family group and were originally from Boone, North Carolina. In 1926, the family moved to Coshocton County, Ohio. The eldest son of the Hayes family, Preston, formed the group after returning from service in World War II.

His brothers also served their country during World War II, Jack in the Army, while Homer was in the Navy.

The group picture is from around 1947.

The Dixie Harmonaires entertained audiences throughout central Ohio and appeared over radio station WTNS for over 20 years.

Most members of the family are now deceased. Homer is a computer technician, while Dixie Lee is a retired elementary school music teacher. She still continues her musical interests as a church organist and children's choir director and a free lance accompanist.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group Members

  • Preston Hayes (1910-1992)
  • Homer Hayes
  • Jack Hayes (1913-1994)
  • Lena Hayes Hamersley (1918-2003)
  • Lois Hayes Patterson (1925-1991)
  • Dixie Lee Hayes

Credits & Sources

  • Hillbilly-Music.com wishes to express its appreciation to Dixie Hayes Heck for providing us with information about the Hayes family that made up this group and their career.