Funeral services for Merle Wade Haynes, age 87 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Haynes passed away Monday night in Crestwood Medical Center.
She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Eugene Higgins and Josephine Taylor Wade and the wife of the late Frank Haynes. Mrs. Haynes retired from Amana Refrigeration and was a member of the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed baking, gardening and spending time with her great nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her sisters Glyndon Johnston of Fayetteville, Jo Lynn Taylor of Clarksville, brother Guy Wadeand wife Betty of Fayetteville and several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews, Mrs. Haynes was also survived by a special friend and caregiver Nancy Kimbrough.
She was preceded in death by brothers Ellis T. Wade and Walter H. Wade and sister Ruth W. Smith.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Association.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
Vickie, so sorry to hear of my dear friend, Mrs. Merle, Passing. We worked together for years. I’ll always remember the back of line #5. We had so much fun back there everyday. Mrs. Merle called us her Family and she kept of fed real good every day. We all loved her so much. We really hated when she retired and left us. She will be truly missed. You and the family are in my prayers.
Vicki, I’m so sorry to hear about Ms. Merle. She was always such joy to work with. I know she sure did work hard at looking good and, no doubt, she looked good until the day she passed. I’ll bet she wouldn’t go until Ms. Nancy did her makeup! Bless her heart, my prayers are for Ms. Merle.
Much love to your entire family,
Daddy Guy and family, We are sorry for the loss of Aunt Merle. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. She will be missed by many. Love, Kim
Have been so sad over the loss of one of my oldest and dearest friends. She put up a good fight and is now at peace. To all of us , it is a great loss, I know her family members are going to miss her so much as we will. I have so many great memories of days gone by. I will keep them in my heart. To all of her family, our prayers are with you, and will be for a long time to come. She talked of all her family with great admiiration and love.
God bless all of you!!
Floyd and Imogene
So sorry to learn of Merle’s passing. Howell was a good community to live in, and one reason was the Waid family. I love the picture, it is just like I remember her, always like she had just stepped out of the beauty shop. You all are in my heart and my prayers.
Peggy Groce Bevels
My deepest Sympathy to Merle’s Family and loved one’s.
So very sorry to hear of the passing of my beautiful cousin Merle. My sympathy goes out to her sisters, especially Glyndon that has been so good to keep me updated on my family there in Fayetteville. Special thanks to Guy and Betty for checking in on Merle and Glyndon.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Merle as I knew her. She was a sweet lady. May God bless you all.
In Christian love,
Mrs. Glyndon..so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Prayers are with you and your family..