Death took 107 years to wrest life from Fannie Haynes, who died on Oct. 13. Haynes succumbed at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
The North Little Rock, Ark., native was born on June 13, 1905, to Peter and Narsis Crudup, the youngest of two brothers and four sisters. She had a ninth-grade education, was married at 17 and widowed early. In 1938, she purchased at $22 bus ticket and left Arkansas for California. In Los Angeles, she joined Mount Corinth Baptist Church, and a friend found her employment as a housekeeper at thirty-three cents an hour. She managed to save enough money to purchase her parents a home in Arkansas.
In 1941, she married Howard Haynes. The two purchased a home in the city. The couple had no children of their own, but they opened their home to foster children. Her husband died in 1949. She united with New Greater Hope Baptist Church on Sept. 14, 1997, and celebrated her 100th birthday there.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Franzone, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.