Alvis Haynes, son of the late William Haynes and Alma Tidwell Haynes, was born on July 14, 1917, at Double Springs, Ala., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 18, 2002, at the age of 85. Mr. Haynes was of the Baptist faith, a retired farmer and a resident of Dexter. He was united in marriage to Esther Lou winters on Feb. 1, 1939, at Lynn, Ala. Mrs. Haynes survives of the home in Dexter. Other survivors include five sons, James Haynes of Essex, Wayne Haynes and Randy Haynes, both of Dexter, David Haynes of Bernie, and Kenneth Haynes of Sikeston; eleven daughters, Shirley Austin of Tempe, Ariz., Dicie Griggs of Mineral Point, Mary Waltman, Gwendolyn Mills, Kathy Smith, Terrie Lemons, and Christine Haynes, all of Dexter, Jane Auglur of Florissant, Margaret Caldwell of Malden, Theresa Bostic and Patricia Kay Spradling, both of Bloomfield; four brothers, Albert Haynes of Eldridge, Ala., G.C. Haynes of Kokomo, Ind., Norman Haynes and Russell Haynes, both of St. Louis; five sisters, Jackie Sue Harmon of St. Louis, Wanda Kelly of Sikeston, Maureen Haynes, Lois Haynes and Ruth Haynes, all of Houston, Texas; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Haynes and Charles Haynes; three grandchildren; three brothers, Howard Haynes, Earnest Haynes and Billy Haynes. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will then be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in the Rainey-Mathis Chapel with Rev. Bill Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.