Mrs. Frances Swaim Haynes, 87, went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2016. Mrs. Haynes was born December 8, 1928, in Surry County, to the late Diamond Arthur Swaim, Sr. and Mary Etta Baker Swaim.
Frances was a graduate of High Point College. She retired after 25 years of service with IBM in 1990. She married the Rev. Mr. Othel G. Haynes on November 4, 1950 and was married for 53 wonderful years before his passing in 2004.
Together they faithfully pastored the following Pentecostal Holiness Churches; New Hope, Yadkinville, Hodgesville, St. John, Trinity and Flat Rock. She served as Women’s Ministry President of the Cornerstone Conference IPHC in the 1970s. Mrs. Haynes was a Hospice Volunteer for Surry County for many years and loved serving people in any way she could. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family more than can be said.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Chaplain Michael W. Haynes and wife Tina; a daughter and son-in-law, Denecia H. Collins and husband Ottis; grandchildren, David Collins and wife Meagan, Joy Haynes, Kristi Hewitt and husband Ronnie, Jon Collins and wife Amy; great-grandchildren, Easton Collins, Brook Hewitt, Brody Hewitt, and Zane Collins; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 11:00 a. m. at Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Dr. David Sparks and Dr. Brenda Grasty officiating.
Burial will follow at Skyline Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy, where her body will remain until carried to the church to lie-in-state 30 minutes before the funeral service.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, 120 Pentecostal Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
[Editor's Comment: I am grateful to the Rev. Dr. David Sparks for notifying me of the death of Mrs. Frances Swaim Haynes. She was an outstanding pastor's wife, a leader of the Women's Ministries of the conference, and a faithful member of the Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mt. Airey, NC. It is a great church, and Pastor David Sparks has pastored there for some 22 years. I know that Pastor David Sparks and Dr. Bremdu Grasty will do a great joy as they conduct the memorial service for Mrs. Frances Swaim Haynes.
On behalf of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC. we want to thank Retired Navy Chaplain Michael Haynes for his many years of ministry and service to our Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard young men and women. Michael served with honor and distinction, and we are proud of his record of service to God, Country, and to our church. I salute Chaplain Michael Haynes. We want to honor Tina, too, for her support of Michael and her participation in his ministry.]