Jo Ann Haynes, age 91, passed away on August 9, 2022.
She was born August 24, 1930, to Walter and Ethel Clayton and grew up in Henderson, Tennessee. Jo Ann was a graduate of Chester County High School, Freed-Hardeman College and the University of Tennessee. She excelled in her academic work and was the salutatorian of her high school class and ranked 3rd at Freed Hardeman. Jo Ann was active in Future Homemakers of America and held offices in the statewide organization. While at U.T. she was selected for two honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Nu.
After graduation, Jo Ann taught Home Economics at Ridgely High School. In 1955, she married W.C. Haynes. They made their home in Tiptonville for 60 years before moving to Knoxville. She was known for her fine Southern cooking and her sewing abilities. When her daughters were in school, Jo Ann went back to work as Lake County’s Food Service Supervisor. She enjoyed traveling with her husband including trips to Alaska, the Panama Canal and following the U.T. Vols football and Lady Vols basketball teams.
Jo Ann was a Christian and faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Tiptonville.
Jo Ann was devoted to her husband and a loving supporter of her family, extended family and neighbors. She will be remembered fondly by those blessed to have known her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and three sisters. She is survived by husband W.C. Haynes; daughters Nancy Haynes of Nashville and Mary K. Burnette (Phillip) of Knoxville; grandchildren Anna and John Burnette; nieces Anne Jonas, Leslee Renner, Martha Kirby and nephew Joe Guinn.
No services have been planned at this time. Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tiptonville or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.