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Elnora Haynes

September 21, 1936 — November 17, 2023

Pampa

Elnora Haynes, 87, of Pampa, went on to her heavenly home on November 17, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas.

 

Services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, November 20, 2023, at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Pastor Jamisen Hancock of Briarwood Church, officiating. A burial will follow at Memory Gardens under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

 

Viewing will be 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Saturday, and 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Elnora’s services will be livestreamed through the funeral home’s website.

 

Elnora was born September 21, 1936, to Minnie Pauline and Newland Norris Black in Velma, Oklahoma. She was baptized at age 14 in Duncan, OK, and married Chubby Dale Haynes in Pampa on January 26, 1956. The couple celebrated 50 years of marriage before Dale passed away in December of 2006.

 

Retiring in 1986, Elnora worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell, in the data processing department for the Cabot Corporation, and served as the computer room manager for the City of Pampa.

 

In her later years after retirement, Elnora scheduled all of her appointments around her “work” – which included volunteering at the Pampa Senior Citizens Center, Good Sams, and the Pampa Regional Hospital.

 

Elnora faithfully attended Briarwood Church, and loved working puzzles, sewing, traveling, playing cards with her friends, and even tending her own yard up until a year ago. She loved playing golf, and twice scored a certified “hole in one”.

 

The family was not surprised to find all of Elnora’s final plans laid out and perfectly detailed (including this obituary) in the event of her passing. But she had never shared a poem she’d written to Dale, who passed away on Christmas evening in 2006. It ends like this:

 

“I miss the bond between us / and I miss your kind support,

You’re in my mind and in my heart / and every Christmas thought.

 

I’ll always feel you close to me /and though you’re far from sight,

I’ll look for you among the stars / that shine on Christmas night.

 

Elnora was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Grover Black, and great-granddaughter Berkleigh Bruce.

 

Her memory is cherished by her children, Teresa Bruce and husband Wayne of Pampa, and Curtis Haynes of Kerrville; grandchildren, Tammy May and husband Byron of Pampa, Wade Bruce and wife Season of Georgetown, Chrissy Crenwelge and husband Jason of San Antonio, Lyndsy Morgan of Pampa; sister, Charlotte Schiffman and husband Carl of Mansfield; brother, Terry and wife Debbie of Carthage; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Davis and husband Jack, Garrett Haynes, Westin Bruce, Emma Bruce, Flannery May, Aspen Bruce, Mckenna Morgan, Slade Miranda and Elyana Miranda.

 

Memorials can be sent to Briarwood Church, 1800 W. Harvester, Pampa, Texas 79065, or Pampa Senior Citizens, 500 W. Francis Avenue, Pampa, Texas.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elnora Haynes, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Viewing

Saturday, November 18, 2023

5:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael - Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Viewing

Sunday, November 19, 2023

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael - Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Visitation

Sunday, November 19, 2023

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Carmichael - Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Carmichael Whatley Colonial Chapel

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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