It is with a sad and lonely heart that we attempt to write the obituary of our dear father and husband, Will
Haynes, who was born May 8, 1878 and departed this life November the 27, 1958, making his stay here on earth
80 years 6 months and 20 days. He was the son of Columbus Haynes and Elizabeth (Middleton) Haynes. He
married Katherine (Campbell) Haynes February 5, 1914 and was the father of 13 children, 2 deceased and 11
still living; five boys, Bennie, Archie, Woolery, Isom and Willie, and 6 girls; Virgie Sexton, Ruby Caudill, Carrie
Wilson, Nannie Malock, Bettie Frazier and Gladys Back, and 25 grandchildren and three great grandchildren and
three great-great grandchildren.
He professed a hope in Jesus Christ and joined the James Memorial Regular Baptist Church on the third
Saturday in June, 1958, and was baptized by Elders Beckham Fields and Green Fields the first Sunday in July,
1958, and was a faithful member to his church. On Monday morning after he had joined the Church he told me he
wouldn't take thousands and thousands of dollars for what he had done, and I walked to him and put my arms
around him and said, what honey joining the church-and he said yes. I don't know when I have ever felt so good,
and he said there wasn't a thing on earth hurting him. I had been helping him to get his clothes on, and he never
needed me to help him to dress much more after he had done what God had commanded him to do. He was
always ready to help anyone in need. He was a good companion and father to his wife and children. We feel that
our loss is heaven's gain. Children, all prepare to meet him in a better world, where there will be no more sorrow
A precious one from us is gone A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our home That never can be filled.
We loved him, yes we loved him But angels loved him more They have come and called him To yonder
The golden gates are open and a gentle voice said come in, And with farewell unspoken, He gladly entered home.
Written by Elder H. D. Caudill for his wife and children.