Flora Haynes, 85, Marion, passed away in her home at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born in Derby, Virginia, on May 24, 1932, to the late James and Laura (Flannary) Bishop and was a resident of the Gas City/Jonesboro area for over 50 years. Flora was preceded in death by both husbands, William Junior Lawson (1972) and Joe Danny Haynes (2008).
Flora worked at Crystal Laundry in Jonesboro and was previously a custodian at J.C. Knight School. She enjoyed working puzzles, collecting copper and dolls, and going to the casino and thrift stores.
She is survived by her children, Sheila M. Twichell, Gas City, Brenda K. (Gary) Dalzell, Frankton, William "Bill" Kevin (Cheryl) Lawson, Huntington, Michael Wayne Lawson, Marion, and Linda S. (Wayne) Leming, Marion; 30 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and best friend, Connie Brand.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Ann Elkins; five sisters and 8 brothers; and granddaughter, Karen Elkins.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Flora's funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN. Pastor Henry Favorite will be officiating with burial following at Jefferson Cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to Family Life Care Hospice and special nurses, Lori, Donna, and Sheena, for their loving care of Flora.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.