Terry Ann Haynes

Published 12:01 am Friday, October 6, 2017

Feb. 23, 1968 – Oct. 4, 2017


NATCHEZ — Services for Terry Ann “Two Wheel Terry” Haynes, who died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, and rode out her greatest adventure, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel .

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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Haynes’ adventure began during an ice storm Feb. 23, 1968.  Her dad, Johnny Martin, raced her mom, Pat, to the hospital eager to welcome their first child into the new world.  She wasn’t so eager and decided to take her time and began her tradition of running late. That was just the beginning of an epic life that touched a number of people both near and far.

She was the first grandchild of her maternal grandparents, Marion Harlan and Dorothy Smith, and spent as much time as she could at their home in Sontag.  Her time with them instilled in her a love of the countryside, poetry, sweets, fishing, hunting, debating, crafts and sales.

As a young child, she helped her parents raise her uncle Sonny and uncle Bill Smith whenever they happened to stay at the house. They learned a lot about parenting the hard way from her careful tutelage.  She took great joy in teaching them as a young child and later in life she took greater joy in learning from their expertise in everything.

Although she was short in stature she had the biggest heart of anyone you could ever meet.  She was a natural caregiver.  She nursed both her dad and her father-in-law through their battles with cancer.  She took in stray animals from cats and dogs to squirrels.  Although she was not licensed, she worked diligently to help rehabilitate displaced baby squirrels.  She would even handle the pinkies until they could be handed over to the rehabbers to be trained for release.

Terry also led a life full of adventure.  She was a member of the Southern Coast Riders and loved to ride her Harley Davidson. She could outride anyone who wanted to challenge her.  She loved to hunt and fish with her husband, Eddie, and she loved to travel.  She loved to go to concerts.  Her love of life and family was seen in everything she did.  To know her was to love her.

Terry was preceded in death by her dad; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Harlan Smith of Sontag and Mr. and Mrs. Alton Martin of Natchez; her father-in-law, Johnny Watson Haynes.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Watson Haynes; two children Richard Thomas “R.T.” Junkin IV and Elizabeth Belle Junkin; her mother; two siblings, Richard Martin and wife, April, and Becky Anderson and husband, Michael; mother-in-law, Betty Lou Haynes of Hollow Rock, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, Robert Haynes and wife, Tina, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Katherine Tomlinson and husband, Jamie, of Holliday, Tenn., and Julia Haynes of Bruceton, Tenn.; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great- nephews and not to mention her friends both far and near.

Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.