Mary Jane Haynes

Jun 01, 2014

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother

WAYNESVILLE – Mary Jane Clark Haynes, 78, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at The Homestead.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Canis and Eunice May Bradley Clark. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Clark and Katherine Shelton, and three brothers, Earl, Kenneth and Harry Clark. Throughout her life, Mary Jane was employed at Belk’s Department Store and the Christian Bible Bookstore, both located on Main Street in Waynesville.  She was a dedicated member of the Hazelwood Baptist Church where she was a member of the Rachel Sunday School class and enjoyed the many trips, outings and fellowship with the Omega Senior Group. Mary Jane will be best remembered for her sweet, loving and caring nature that she so freely displayed to everyone she met.  Above all else, she was deeply devoted to her family and her Lord, Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 60 and 1/2 years, Roy Haynes Sr.; two sons, Roy Haynes Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jeff Haynes, of Waynesville; a daughter, Debbie Haynes Dearman and her husband, Chuck, of Statesville; a sister, Linda Woodbury and her husband, Bill, of Johnsonville, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Andrew Haynes and Margaret Haynes, both of Raleigh, Brian Haynes and his wife, Culle, of Birmingham, Alabama, Zachary Dearman, of Statesville, Josh Dearman, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Elizabeth Haynes, of Waynesville; special friend, Ruth Blaine, of Waynesville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Hazelwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Lolley and her grandson, Zachary Dearman, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren and honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rachel Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Medwest Hospice & Palliative Care, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC  28721 or Hazelwood Baptist Church Omega Senior Group, 265 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville, NC  28786.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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