Gayla Kay Caldwell Haynes, 76, of Poteau, OK passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Gayla was born March 6,1941 in her childhood home in Petros, OK to Bud & Preable (Yates) Angel of Heavener, OK. She was a graduate of Heavener High School and worked for several years at Bernard's in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her mom & dad; husband of 34 years, Earl Caldwell; husband of 5 years, Jim Haynes, brothers & sisters.
Survivors include her companion, Keith Young; 3 daughters & sons in law, Lynn & Jimbo Holstead of Poteau, Kay Wells & Greg Lynch of Shady Point, OK, Ann & Bill Russell of Cameron, OK; grandkids, Jason Bowles & wife Rachael, Amber Bevil, Jon Wells, Joel Holstead, Whitley Russell and Paula Russell Mercer & Tray, Amber Johnston & Robert, Mace Russell; 6 great grandkids; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 10 am, Friday, July 7, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Witteville Cemetery, Poteau.
Pallbearers will be Mick LaFevers, Gene White, Todd Peters, Jason Bowles, Jr., Jonathan Wells, Mark Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers, Olan Arnall, Jim Craig, Kendall Ballew, Chub Russell, Jackie Linville, Wayne McClain. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends. Per Gayla' s request, Come As You Are.