Thomas Rufus Haynes

Born: Sat., Apr. 14, 1923
Died: Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

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Thomas Rufus Haynes of Union Point, GA, died on Friday, February 5, 2010 at Saint Joseph''s Hospital in Greensboro, GA. Son of the late Marcus Franklin Haynes and Fannie Craig Haynes, Tom was born on April 14, 1923, in Morgan County, Georgia. He attended school at Buckhead and Madison High Schools. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, he was employed as a Merchant Marine transporting cargo and passengers until retirement. He was a member of the Madison Masonic Lodge #376, where he received his fifty year pin, a member of the American Legion and the Oscar Thomason Post 2557 in Madison, GA. Tom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, GA.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Greeson Haynes in 1990 and a brother, Carter A. Haynes. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Shirley Emerson Kelly Haynes of Union Point, GA; a daughter, Connie Haynes Burke and husband Keith of Alpharetta, GA; step daughter, Claire Kelly Smith of Newnan, GA; a son Mark Greeson Haynes of Tampa, FL; two step sons, Sidney Kelly and wife Teresa of Greensboro, GA and Mike Kelly and wife Audrey of Clarksville, GA; three grandchildren, Haley Haynes Burke, Molly Garrett Burke, and Ethan Mark-Thomas Haynes; a step granddaughter, Amanda Kelly; and a host of other friends and relatives.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point with Rev. Dr. James Choomack and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Buckhead Memorial Cemetery in Buckhead, GA. Serving as pallbearers are John Osborne, Sidney Kelly, Mike Kelly, David Heffner, Lanier Rhodes and Sibley Bryan. Honorary pallbearers are Evans Acree, Henry Sisson, G. L. Culver and the Elders of the Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:00 noon until time for the service at the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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M/M Terry Cantrell
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere Symphathy.

Claire Smith
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
I just have to say that I was very blessed to have had Tom as a father for almost 19 years. He brought a lot of joy and happiness to our lives.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer English Adkins
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
Dear Claire and "Miss" Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you during this difficult time and keeping you in my prayers.

Heather Chipman Fowler
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
I can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Tom was the greatest and I know he wil be missed so much. I love yall and always have and will. Wish I could be there for the funeral. Just know I am thinking of you all. Love much....Heather Chipman Fowler

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
Dear Shirley & Family, You all will be in my prayers.

Michael Bee
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
The peace of God be on each of you at this most difficult of times. My prayers go with you.

LINDA STEPHENS
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
Dear Shirley and Family: It was wonderful to know Tom and your families for the many years that we lived in Union Point. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God give you peace and comfort!! With deepest sympathy, Linda Stephens and Sons

Laura Streart
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

Menorca Collazo
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to you all. You are in my prayers. With Love, Menorca Collazo, Claire's Co-worker and Friend!

Timothy Coons
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
My deepest sympathies for your loss. My prayers are with you and yours as you celebrate his "home going." May God continue to bless and keep your family.

Yolonda Thames
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
To the family, I did not know this man, however, he was responsible for raising a beautiful and sweet young lady (Claire) so he had to be a great man. God bless your family.

Faye Green, QIC
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
May God Bless your family in these times. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

PENNY DAVENPORT
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patti Shelton
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
My thoughts and prayers extended to the family. In sympathy and kind regards, Patti

Richard & Nancy Newsom
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
We are thinking about you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marie Burden
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
So sorry to hear of Mr. Tom's Passing. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Kathy Flight
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
So sorry to hear of your loss, it’s devastating to lose someone you love and share your life with. I pray you feel God's peace and comfort through these difficult days.

Margaret Dyar Patrick
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
Connie and Mark, I did not know about your father's death until late this afternoon. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of our basketball games and your parents cheering us on. They were truly faithful fans. I know you will have some difficult days ahead but just be thankful for having him all of these years. Love, Margaret Dyar Patrick

Letitia Gantt
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation." May God's comfort and peace keep you and your family during this time. With Deepest Sympathy

Twalla Sapp
   Posted Tue February 09, 2010
Claire and Family, May the comfort of God help you all during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Linda M Bodo
   Posted Wed February 10, 2010
Dear Claire and Family, The loss of a loved one from this life is one of the most painful things we have to live through. But with our eternal faith in the life ever after we hold true to the knowledge that we will all be reunited together. Families are not chosen here on this earth but sent to us to learn and grow from each other. I am sure that this husband and father has dedicated his life time to leaving a legacy of memories that will bind your family until you all meet together in the next life. My prayer of peace and comfort is with each of you as you travel through this time. Linda B

Kim Minchin
   Posted Wed February 10, 2010
Claire and Family In this time of sadness, may you find comfort in your fond memories and stregnth in each other.

Linda Lawrence
   Posted Thu February 11, 2010
I wanted to tell you again how sorry I am for your loss. After listening to the words from the minister at his service, I realized what a most remarkable man he was. I am sure he will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Thu February 11, 2010
Your are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Drane Lindsey and family

Phyllis Vaughn Bailey
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Connie and Mark, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Phyllis Vaughn Bailey (formerly Union Point, GA)

Rhonda Merritt Eaton
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Mark, Even though it has been years since we last talked, I still think about our high school years often. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Rhonda Merritt Eaton