SSgt. Lester L. Haynes (USMC Ret)
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SSgt. Lester Luther Haynes, (USMC Retired), 71, husband of Betty Lewis Haynes of Pickens, passed from this life suddenly Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Pickens.
SSgt. Haynes was born in Oconee County, SC a son of the late Eva Haynes Hendricks. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps following two tours in Viet Nam and later retired from Jennings Dill, Inc. He attended Pickens Independent Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion Post #507.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lewis Haynes of the home, sons James Haynes and Joe Hendricks both of Pickens, daughters Teresa Peace of Dacusville, Tina Entrekin of Six Mile, and Tracy Mann of Pickens, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Dorothy Cowan of Easley and Elizabeth Justice of Westminster.
SSgt. Haynes was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Haynes, his mother Eva Haynes Hendricks and first wife Patricia Haynes, and a sister, Carol Page.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Veteran's Garden of Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pickens Independent Baptist Church, Pickens, SC 29671.
A message of condolence may be made by visiting www.DillardFunerals.com
The family is at the home.
Dillard Funeral Home, Pickens, SC
Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 4, 2012