Ruth S. Haynes Labor official

November 15, 1990

Services for Ruth S. Haynes, a retired labor union official, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Greater Faith Hope Tabernacle, 1900 E. 30th St.

Mrs. Haynes, who was 78, died of cancer Friday at her home on Sequoia Avenue.

She retired in 1979 as an international representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union after 35 years with the organization and its predecessors.

She was introduced to union work while employed at the American Sugar Refinery in Baltimore, serving there as chair of the grievance committee and as a member of the executive board of Local 392 of the United Packinghouse Workers.

The former Ruth S. Hedgepeth was a native of Zebulon, N.C., and attended St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C., and the Cortez Peters Business School in Baltimore.

Her husband, Walter J. Haynes, is a retired grocery store owner.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Louise Coates of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Mildred Davidson and Mattie Brewer, both of Charlotte, N.C.; a stepson, Walter Brewer of Charlotte; a sister, Naomi Harton of Fort Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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