Visitation Information:

July 18th, 2021 at 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

July 18th, 2021 at 03:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mrs. Frances J. Miller Haynes, 106

Frances J. Miller Haynes

Oct. 1, 1914 – Jul. 15, 2021

Frances Miller Haynes, 106, of Gainesville passed away July 15, 2021 surrounded by her family.

She was born in Oglethorpe County, GA to Elijah W. and L.E. Cunningham Johnson. Mrs. Haynes earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia, and began her teaching career in the 1930’s. For more than 40 years, she taught elementary school in Comer, Athens and Americus, with her last 12 years spent at the Candler Street School in Gainesville. While in Gainesville, Mrs. Haynes served as a teacher, principal and retired as the assistant superintendent of Hall County Schools. For her 100th birthday, she was honored with a celebration in the Candler Street School building.

Mrs. Haynes is predeceased by her first husband, John C. Miller; her second husband, F. Joe Haynes, Jr.; and sisters Elizabeth Crowley and Lusarah McConnell, all of Gainesville. She is survived by her nephews, Jim Crowley, his wife, Lucy, and Billy Crowley of Gainesville; grand-niece Carlton Gansereit and great-grandneice Anna Catherine Gansereit, of Atlanta; stepson Harrison Haynes and his wife, Kathy; step-grandson John Haynes, his wife Ashley, sons, Pierce and Wade; step-granddaughter Brooke Haynes Smallwood and daughters, Bentley, Kennedy and Lilly, all of Gainesville.
           Mrs. Haynes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She was a founding member of the Azalea Garden Club, member of the Chattahoochee Country Club and belonged to numerous bridge clubs.
Mrs. Haynes was well known around Gainesville for her beautiful gardens, love for her children, finesse at bridge and her amazing vitality.

Memorial Park Funeral Home Riverside Dr., Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive guests at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The service will be held in the Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 p.m. with internment to follow at Alta Vista Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church 751 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.

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Doug Wiley 2021-07-17 16:58:11
Great teacher.
Shirley Stephens 2021-07-17 21:58:05
Rest on peace Mrs. HAYNES. I enjoyed taking care of you and fixing meals that seem to enjoy so much. Now you can see Ruby Brawner that loved you so much.
Ned Jackson & Family ( Pat Jackson Lott) 2021-07-18 10:52:50
The family of Ned Jackson wish to express our deepest condolences to your family. We thought very highly of Mrs. Haynes and her loving and kind spirit. Not only was she a great woman but a great friend to my Dad Ned Jackson. May God give your family peace and comfort during this time of bereavement.
Elaine and Ronnie Waller 2021-07-18 10:58:21
So many memories of a beautiful soul who had a quick wit and lived life to the fullest. We were so fortunate to know her.
Charlene Estes Cusumano 2021-07-18 11:45:05
I am saddened to learn of her passing but what a full life Mrs. Miller (as I knew her at Candler Street) lived with selfless giving and love.
Paul Westbrook 2021-07-30 09:45:03
Frances Miller was a good friend of my mother and daddy. In fact she delivered the eulogy at my mother's funeral. But more than that, she was one of the best teachers I ever had. I was in her 6th grade class in 1945-46. So 75 years ago she taught things I still use today such as: when to use possessive before a gerund, the difference between lie and lay, how to structure a sentence and write a letter. She had a part in the education of many children. It may truly be said that she left this world better than she found it. My condolences to her family. Paul Westbrook
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