Bramwell High School Class 1929

IN MEMORY OF: LEWIS CLAY HAYNES

Obituary for Lewis Haynes Bluefield, VA -

Lewis Clay Haynes 96 of Bluefield, VA and formerly of Bramwell died Monday December 10, 2007 in Bluefield, Virginia. Born August 3, 1911 in Bramwell, WV he was a son of the late Elisha Keen and Abbie Virginia Hannan Powell Haynes.

Mr. Haynes was a World War II veteran having served with The United States Air Force. He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, KY and received a masterdegree from Duke University, Durham, NC. He began his career as a teacher and had a distinguished 34-year career with the Internal Revenue Service. An avid golfer, he was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed life, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Spoon Haynes, sisters Reba Haynes and Virginia Newberry, brothers Russell Haynes, Guy Haynes, Dr. Ralph Haynes and Paul Haynes. He is survived by three daughters, Becky Richardson of Marietta, GA, Kay; Sudduth and her husband Mike of Bluefield, WV, Abbie Bailey and her husband Scott of Huntersville, NC, six grandchildren; Suzanne Raxter of Marietta, GA, Elizabeth and Clay Sudduth of Bluefield, WV, Alex, Sara and Peyton Bailey of Huntersville, NC, a great grandson Joshua Raxter of Marietta, GA. He is also survived by a sister Marjorie Haynes Rakestraw of Maumee, OH and two brothers, Ray Haynes and his wife Marie of King William, VA and Dr. Ronald Haynes and his wife Susan of Frazier Bottom, WV, a sister-in-law Sara Spoon of Burlington, NC, and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks to loving brother Dr. Ronald Haynes, nieces Elaine, Heather, Lou and Sydney Haynes for all their love and care. The family will share services and interment privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial & Honor Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Donations may also be made on line at www.diabetes.org or by phone (800) 342-2383.Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com. Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is serving the family of Lewis Haynes.

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