Roberta E. 'Bertie' Haynes
1925 — 2014
DELLWOOD — Roberta Elizabeth Moody Haynes, 88, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Mission Hospital after suffering a fall.
A native of Haywood County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Hilliard and Rosa Lee Moody. She spent 54 happy years married to Charles Richard Haynes, who passed away in 2003, and was also preceded in death by a son, David Lee Haynes, and her sisters, Jacqueline Haynes and Kathleen Dover. Together, she and Charles farmed chickens, co-owned and operated a small grocery store, a restaurant, and a daycare and happily retired into volunteering for as long as they were able. Bertie loved her mountains and enjoyed her later years close to home and being in the constant company of her little dog, Charlie.
She is survived by her daughter, Charleen Haynes Ballard, of Waynesville; three grandchildren, Beth Martin of Blacksburg, South Carolina, David Haynes of Carrollton, Georgia, and Julie Burris of Cary; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Jeremiah Rich officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
With loving hearts, we say “thank you so much” to all our family and friends who have aided Bertie. The helpers of Haywood County Meals-On-Wheels have been a daily part of Bertie’s life. Please direct memorial gifts to them at 157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 300, Clyde, NC 28721, or to the Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, NC 28786.
For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.