Carole Ann Thomas Haynie, 69, of Anderson, died Friday evening, June 29, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home Sunday, July 1, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Calling hours will continue Monday, July 2, 2012 from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon.
A celebration of Carole's life has been scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, July 2, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Navasota, 309 Church Street at Holland with Rev. Clyde Larrabee officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Richards.
Carole was born October 12, 1942 in Rayville, Louisiana to Henry and Alice Hinton Thomas. She graduated from North East Louisiana University in Monroe, LA with a degree in education. For many years she taught at Texas Woman's University in Denton and Dallas and had served as the excutive director of the Dallas ISD Administrators Association. In 2005 Carole retired from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. On June 6, 2001 Carole received a Certificate of Excellence from the Senate of The State of Texas in recognition of her being awarded the Piper Professor Award, an award giving to the top 10 professors in the state. It was on July 5, 2005 that she married Ira E. “Bud” Haynie and she moved to Anderson. Carole was a perpetual student who never stopped learning and she enjoyed sharing her love of learning with her students. After she retired, she loved to travel and enjoyed the theatre and movies.
Survivors include her husband, Ira E. “Bud” Haynie of Anderson, sons, Tony Crews of Colorado Springs, CO and Brian Crews and wife Chanda of Monroe, LA; a sister, Mary Alice Wilcox of Golden, CO; 5 grandchildren, Morgan and Sara Crews, Macee, Allee and Courtnee Crews and great granddaughter, Addee Ruth Crews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for the loving care by Audrey Blaylock as well as the staff of Traditions Hospice and have suggested memorials to Traditions Hospice, 1802 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station, TX 77845.