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Mary Jo Haynes

Mrs. Mary Jo Haynes age 91 of Lebanon passed away September 24, 2021.  She was a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, daughter of the late Ernest and Addie Harmon Campbell.  She received her BA in Music Education from the College of the Ozarks.  In her early adult years she taught school before becoming a homemaker.  She was a member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, song director and elder.  She was a member of the Oakland Home Demonstration Club.  She served as Adult Home Economic Director for the Wilson County Fair and was honored as Old Timer of the Wilson County Fair.  She was honored by the Girl Scouts for thirty years of service and was also a Cub Scout leader.  She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Joseph Nelson Haynes, July 24, 2003.

She is survived by two children:  Robert (Karen) Haynes, Cindy (John) Walker; three grandchildren:  Amber (Robby) Christmas, Matthew (Jessica) Neal, Sean Haynes; four great-grandchildren:  Dawson and Addie Christmas, Olivia Neal and arriving in November, Peyton Neal.

Family and friends will assemble Monday, September 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for graveside services with Bro. Paul Hancock officiating.  Pallbearers:  Matthew Neal, Sean Haynes, Robby Christmas, Robin Searcey, Ben Spicer, Scott Greer.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.


Messages for the Family

  1. Linda Wilkie says:
    I was amazed at my Aunt Mary Jo’s beautiful basket weaving! I treasure the God’s eye basket she gave me.
    Thank you for hosting our Haynes Family Reunion. Love you! Linda
  2. KathyJean Uhlman says:
    Will always cherish the visit to Horn Springs Rd with our boys in the early 80s at the end of our Blue Ridge Pkwy camping. I remember Aunt MaryJo’s dolls that she made.. they were so beautiful and real life looking. She had so much talent in so many areas. Rejoice in her life and find peace in your loss. Love to you all. KathyJean
  3. Penny West says:
    I have known Mary Jo all my life. She was my brownie leader, my Girl Scout leader, and my mentor in so many ways. I worked with her at the Wilson co. Fair. I loved her.
  4. Rich and Kathy Binney says:
    We sat next to Mary Jo in church for many years until we moved away. We were fortunate to know her and blessed for the time we spent together. We visited her a few times on our trips back to TN and she was always happy to see us and catch up on life. We will miss her