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01/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ruth Dillard Haynie

Ruth Dillard Horne Haynie
(10 May 1927 - 16 Jan 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news today.  Ruth Dillard Haynie, mother of     Nancy Horne Murphy ('65) of VA and   Paulette Horne Steele ('66) of VA, and mother-in-law of    Ernie Murphy ('65) of VA and Tommy Steele of VA and former mother-in law of   Billy Weaver ('63) of VA, passed away in Irvington on Saturday, January 16, 2010 after a short illness at the age of 82.

From the Daily Press - 01/18/10: 

                 Ruth Dillard Haynie


IRVINGTON - Ruth D. Haynie passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2010, at her daughter Nancy's home after a short illness.

She was born on May 10, 1927, in Durham, N.C., the daughter of Julius Dillard and Ruth Moore Bowling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William James Haynie Jr.; and her three sisters, O'Guess, Josephine, and Lila Mae; and stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Fuhrman.

Ruth lived most of her life in Newport News, where she retired as a bookkeeper. She married Jim in 1984, and then as she used to say, "she moved to the country." She was a member of Irvington United Methodist Church. She was a hard working woman who loved her family, AA friends and her friends from the small community of Irvington.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Nancy Murphy (Ernie), and Paulette Steele (Tommy); stepson, Jimmie Haynie (Glenda); five grandchildren, Stephanie Hautz (Allan), Scott Mortimer, Shannon Weaver, Bryon Steele, and Billy Weaver (Kristen); four step-grandchildren, Heather, Sean, Darryl, and Tammy; her beloved great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Hunter, Hannah, Zackary, Preston, Riley, Brenden, Jacob, and Kaylee; brothers-in-law, Bobby Horne (Pearl), and Ed Long Haynie (Kathleen); a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Jan. 18, at Currie Funeral Home, 116 East Church Street, Kilmarnock, Va. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 19, at Irvington United Methodist Church, Irvington, Va.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sinclair McCracken, Riverside's CCU and 5th floor nurses, and Heartland Hospice, for their unending kindness and loving care during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Irvington United Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480; and the , 11835 Canon Blvd, Suite A102, Newport News, VA 23606.
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Published in the Daily Press from January 18 to January 19, 2010.

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January 18, 2010
I have fond memories of Ruth, as she was a good friend of my mom's (Helen Andrews). Deepest sympathy to her family.
~ Sue Owens, Gloucester Point, Virginia

January 18, 2010

Nancy & family-

So sorry to hear about your mother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
in your time of sorrow.

~ Loney & Donna Nunemaker, Stuart, Florida

January 18, 2010

I didn't know your mom very well, Nancy, but I thought she was a lovely person. I'm sorry for your loss.
~ Sherry Hamilton, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

January 18, 2010

Paulette (Ernie and Nancy),
You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of your sorrow.
God be with you all.
~ L. Bond/Crayton '66, Hampton, Virginia



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Haynie's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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