September 12, 1920 – July 26, 2011 In Loving Memory.
Willie Clyde Haynes was born and reared on the family cotton farm at Blaine in Sunflower County. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Agriculture and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
After graduating from college, he volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps. He served with the Ninth Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division, fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II. At the end of the war he was discharged with the rank of captain.
In 1949, he moved to Greenwood as an agriculture teacher for the veterans