Esther Lulu Haynes, daughter of the late John Winters and Annie Harrison Winters, was born on May 8, 1922, in Lynn, Ala., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 7, 2010 at the age of 87.
Mrs. Haynes was a housewife, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Dexter.
On Feb. 1, 1939, she was united in marriage to Alvis Chestley Haynes in Lynn, Ala. Mr. Haynes preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2002.
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; by 11 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 Warrenton, Margaret Caldwell of Marmaduke, Ark., Theresa Bostic and Patricia Kay Spradling, both of Bloomfield; one brother, Buffard Winters of Warrenton; three sisters, Alma Winters and Vertie Winters, both of Fayette, Ala., and Jewell Jones Winters of Eldridge, Ala.; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Haynes and Charles Haynes; one brother, Leon Winter; two sisters, Jean Winters and Vernice Winters; and three granddaughters, Lisa Michelle Caldwell, Gina Rebecca Coldwell, and Elizabeth Herndon.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Sunday Jan. 10, 2010.
Funeral services will then be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2010, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Bill Pennington officiating.
Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery.