STAR CITY — Clarence T. Haynes, 89 of Star City, died Thursday at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born April 4, 1924 to the late Otis and Cassie Haynes.
Clarence was born in Lincoln County, where he attended grade school before later attending Business College. He was a retired stenographer and secretary for major construction companies. He was a decorated World War II Veteran and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. His hobbies included writing songs. He was the author of several country, country-gospel and gospel songs, four of which were produced and published. He was a member of the Gospel Music Association, National Songwriters Association International, the A.N.A and an honorary member of the A.S.A for the past ten years. He was an International “Star” Music Award Winner for his dedication in the field of music and entertainment. He did not leave a lot of money, he gave to needy children’s organizations. He enjoyed helping people, for this was his way of life. He loved to live commonly as the person he was. He was a Christian and his favorite Bible Verse was Micah 6-8. Clarence left this world with a satisfied mind and love in his heart.
He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lillie B. Spears Haynes; daughter, Linda Haynes Walls and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Hillyard of Star City; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services are 2 p.m.Sunday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Minister Carl Gene Holloway. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial at Best Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.