James Vincent Hayman
April 07, 1957 - January 03, 2012

Mr. James Vincent “Woody” Hayman, age 54, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday evening, January 3, 2012.
Mr. Hayman was born in Schenectady, New York on April 7, 1957, son of Vincent Hayman and Hazel Connolly Hayman. He was an artist and was known for his wonderful eye in his photography. Survivors include his parents, Vincent & Hazel Hayman, Rome; his fiance’, Janice King, Rome; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sue Stimak, Silver Spring, MD, and Mrs. Judy Aycock, Newnan; a niece, Heather Aycock; numerous cousins and special friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home. Dr. Gary Batchelor will officiate. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Friday from 1pm until the service time. At other hours they may be contacted at each of their respective residences. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of choice. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Woody was a very talented and inspiring person to know. I've made this tribute page in the colors he liked for his website.
I met him in 1999 through his website and made arrangements to visit him and bring my lovely wife along for a photo shoot. Woody and his black lab Angel met us at his front door and we became instant friends. We had both been photographers for many years and web designers only for a couple of years. We shared tips on photography, HTML, and the headaches of working with models. Woody had a great knowledge of studio lighting and taught me a lot. He really enjoyed photographing my wife and on a few occasions he took photos of us together like the one here.
Woody's family did not leave his website up so all the work he had done to share his work with the world went away which I think would disappoint him. Woody had work published in Easy Rider productions so his work is still out there in print and many private collections.
Both Angel and Woody have passed on into the future and they are missed but not forgotten.