Greensboro - Mary Daniel Baynes, age 90, of Greensboro, died Sunday, August 14, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Greensboro.
A native of Jefferson, she was born December 31, 1920, to the late Claude Young Daniel and Fay Ella Ethridge Daniel, both of Jackson County. Mrs. Baynes was a graduate of North Georgia College, in Dahlonega, attending from 1937-1939, and a graduate of the University of Georgia
, in Athens, attending from 1940 to 1941, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
She worked as a dietician for Dodge County Hospital. After she married William Jackson Baynes Sr., he was drafted into the Army and she moved with him wherever he was stationed. She volunteered for a number of years and served as a pink lady at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital, now St. Joseph's East. She was a faithful Christian and member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Baynes Dye, and her husband, Paul, of Columbus; sons, William Jackson "Jack" Baynes Jr., and his wife, Harriette, of Dublin, and Scott Ethridge Baynes, and his wife, Hannah, of Greensboro; grandchildren, Katy Baynes Smith, and her husband, Kenneth, of Eatonton, Mollie and Emlyn Baynes, of Greensboro, Mark Baynes, and his wife, Dawn, of Kernersville, and James Dye, and his wife, Melissa, of Powder Springs; great-grandchildren, Mary Ashton, Paxton, Kelsy, Brayden and Gideon Smith; many other relatives and friends, and her companion and caregiver for 31 years, Mary Sue Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jackson Baynes Sr.; a son, William Daniel "Billy" Baynes; and sisters, Emlyn Daniel Barton, Rose Daniel Crawford, Nancy Daniel, Faye Daniel Blanchard, and Marjorie Daniel Howland.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Greensboro City Cemetery, with the Revs. Rick Hermann, Wayne Usry, and Mark Baynes officiating. Pallbearers will be Mark Baynes, James Dye, Kenny Smith, Jordan Knowles, David Tidwell, Paxton Smith, Brayden Smith, Gideon Smith, and Christopher Bailey.
The family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church Elevator Fund, 203 S. Main St., Greensboro, GA 30642, or Nathanael Greene Academy, P.O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665.
Visit www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, is in charge of local arrangements.