Whitesburg KY

Funeral services held for Virginia Geraldine Haynes



Graveside services were held for Virginia Geraldine “Gerri’ Smith Haynes, 88.

Born in Belcraft to the late Hewey and Leona Ellis Smith, she died January 4.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be announced at a later date.

The widow of Charles Haynes, Jr., she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher, and siblings, James, Herbert, Denny, and Ruby June.

Mrs. Haynes was a registered nurse and an entrepreneur, having graduated with an licensed practical nurse degree in 1966 from the Hazard School for Practical Nurses, and her RN degree in 1974 from the Appalachian Regional Hospital School of Professional Nursing in Harlan.

She had worked five decades for Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals, clinics, and home health services, Somerset Hospital, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, and the Letcher Manor Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Haynes also operated a uniform shop and a ceramic shop in Whitesburg.

Upon retirement, she was active in the Whitesburg ARH Auxiliary and volunteered at the Letcher County Food Pantry.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.

Surviving are her children, Charles Edward and wife Eva of Richmond, Jerry Wayne and wife Meshela of Lexington, Christopher Lee of Woodstock, Ga., and Lettie Jane of Greenwood, S.C.; five grandsons, Charles, Caleb, Jay, Johnathon, and Anthony; a granddaughter, Autum Combs; seven great- grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and siblings, Hewey Edward, Ruthena Fugate, Margaret Longworth, Elizabeth Mackey, and Katherain.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the ARH Virginia G. Haynes Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund at Southeast Community and Technical College at 700 College Road, Cumberland, Ky. 40823.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.

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