Clyde Haynes

Jun 01, 2014

1933 — 2014

CLYDE — Clyde Haynes,  81, of Fines Creek, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at The Homestead.

Clyde was born in Hurricane Creek and was the son of the late John Thomas and Pearlie Trantham Haynes. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Haynes; four brothers, Carl, Claude, Haskil and Thurman Haynes; and two sisters, Marie Smith and Pauline Kuhn. Clyde enjoyed picking bluegrass music with his friends. When he wasn’t playing music, you could find him fishing or hunting. He was a retired carpenter and also helped to build Interstate 40 through the gorge.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bobbie Kirkpatrick Haynes; two daughters, Loretta Haynes, of Fines Creek, and Melinda Haynes, of Maggie Valley; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Keenerville Christian Church Cemetery in the Spring Creek community.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homestead Hospice, 127 Sunset Ridge, Clyde, NC 28721.

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