Earnest "Earnie" Haywood, 78, of Holcomb, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Dec. 30, 1929, in Zion, Ark., he was the son of the late Troy Curtis and Phein Pippin Haywood.
On Feb. 22, 1981, in Kennett, he married Sara Jean Thompson, who survives.
Survivors also include three daughters, Belinda Haywood Stohldrier, of Columbia, Mo., Earnestine Haywood Jordan, of Doniphan, Mo., and Troylene Haywood, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one sister, Willene Baker, of Columbia, Mo.; five grandchildren, John Jordan, of Columbia, Mo., Josh Jordan, of Dallas, Texas, Wesley Milligan, of St. Louis, Mo., Joe Jordan, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Jason Jordan, of Doniphan, and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.
Grandsons and nephew, Mike Baker will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Holcomb Community Park, Holcomb, Mo.Earnest Haywood