Haynes L. Harkey, Jr.
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Funeral services for Haynes L. Harkey, Jr., 93 of Monroe, will be held at 3:00 PM at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 with Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Old Monroe City Cemetery, under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Haynes was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Lake Providence, LA, to Haynes Louis Harkey, Sr. and Allein Wood Harkey. Following graduation from Louisiana Tech, Haynes began law school at Tulane University. His law school education was interrupted by World War II. Haynes entered the Navy where he served for 3 years. Upon completion of law school, he moved to Monroe where he began his practice of law and was one of the two original founders of Hayes, Harkey, Smith & Cascio, L.L.P. Haynes served for 17 years as the city attorney of Monroe. Among other achievements in the legal profession, Haynes served as the president of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. In 1949, Haynes joined First United Methodist Church where he remained a faithful and active member until his death. He was part of the teaching team of his beloved Sunday School class, the Aldersgate class, for more than 50 years; served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, as well as Chairman of the building committee that built the present sanctuary on Loop Road. Haynes had many interests, including his longtime hobby of photography, teaching himself to develop and print his own work. He was a member of and an officer in the North Louisiana Camera Club for which he wrote the club newsletter for many years. Over the years he was active on several boards and missions at ULM. Haynes was a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, having been a boy scout himself and raising his two sons in scouting. One of his proudest moments was seeing a grandson achieve the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts, making him a 3rd-generation Harkey Eagle Scout. Haynes and his wife were long-time members of the Bayou Desiard Country Club, where he served as president and enjoyed many years of golfing and social activities. Over and above all of Haynes's achievements, interests and affiliations, he will best be remembered by his loved ones as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He dearly loved and was so proud of his family.
Mr. Harkey died April 11, 2014, at St. Catherine's Village, Madison, MS.
Mr. Harkey was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Barbara Faulk Harkey and brother, Gilbert Harkey of Shreveport, LA.
Survivors include his three children, Virginia Harkey Youngblood and husband Gerald of Austin, TX; Louis Harkey and wife Alison; Matt Harkey and wife Robin, all of Jackson, MS; ten grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sister Allein Harkey Watson and husband Philip Watson of St. Joseph, LA; and sister-in-law, Peggy Harkey of Shreveport, LA.
Pallbearers will be Thomas M. Hayes, III, John B. Saye, Wayne Meece, John Yount, Herschel Gentry, Bill Kelly, David Stith, and Ed McGuire. Honorary pallbearers will be the ROMEO luncheon club.
Visitation will be at 1:00 PM until service time Wednesday at the church.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the wonderful staff at St. Catherine's Village, his longtime caretaker Michelle Owens and all the many people in his life who loved him and ministered to him in the final months of his life.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Monroe, or the
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2308 Sterlington Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
Published in The News Star from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014