Dr. Dewayne Haynes, 94, of Wilmot, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Dr. Haynes was born in the Gaines Community outside of Wilmot on Oct. 14, 1925. He was an alumnus of Wilmot High School. Dr. Haynes served the United States Navy as a medical corpsman during World War II. He was an educator in the Wilmot, Bonita La., McGehee, and Parkdale public school systems, as well as Northeast Louisiana University, Ole Miss, and the University of Arkansas System and other universities. He and his wife owned the Wilmot Flower Shop eventually turning it into Hard Times Antiques. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wilmot.
He was preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Mary Allen Schultz Haynes; his parents, Leroy and Belle Sawyer Haynes; siblings, Mary Frances Haynes, James Haynes and Clayton Haynes.
He is survived by his son, Andrew Haynes and wife, Jan, of Dallas; a grandson; his sister, Ruth Ward of Jackson, Miss., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in the Wilmot Cemetery with Pastor Terrie Lynn Bunnell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cemetery Association, PO Box 160 Wilmot, AR 71676.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.
Visitation will be 9:45 to 10 a.m., Saturday, at the cemetery.