GREENSBORO - Mary Daniel Baynes, 90, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Greensboro.
A native of Jefferson, GA, she was born December 31, 1920 the daughter of the late Claude Young and Fay Ella Ethridge Daniel, both of Jackson County. Mrs. Baynes was a graduate of North Georgia College in Dahlonega attending from 1937 to 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 Saint Joseph’s East. She was a faithful Christian and member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro. 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.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Baynes Dye and husband Paul of Columbus; sons, William Jackson "Jack" Baynes, Jr. and wife Harriette of Dublin, and Scott Ethridge Baynes and wife Hannah of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Katy Baynes Smith and husband Kenneth of Eatonton, GA, Mollie and Emlyn Baynes of Greensboro, Mark Baynes and wife Dawn of Kernersville, N.C. and James Dye and wife Melissa of Powder Springs; five 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.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 16, , at 11 a.m. at the Greensboro City Cemetery with the Revs. Rick Hermann, Wayne Usry and Mark Baynes officiating. Pallbearers are Mark Baynes, James Dye, Kenny Smith, Jordan Knowles, David Tidwell, Paxton Smith, Brayden Smith, Gideon Smith and Christopher Bailey. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday night, August 15, at McCommons Funeral Home and after the service at the graveside.
The family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church Elevator Fund, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, is in charge of local arrangements.