Genevieve “Gyp” Haynie
Genevieve “Gyp” Lou Green Haynie, 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on March 10 after a brave two-year battle with lung cancer.
Born in Forest Park, GA, on Dec. 4, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Elmo Dunn and Adelaide Estelle Hill Green. Gyp, as she was known to friends and family, was married for 45 years to Belton Caro Haynie, Jr., who passed away in 2002. Gyp’s first job after high school was with Southern Bell. After that, she worked for her father’s company – E.D. Green and Sons – before she joined Caro to work in accounting, a career she had for the rest of her life. A lifelong Methodist, Gyp was a member of Cornelia UMC and was active in church life for many years.
Gyp lived her life by embodying one of her father’s favorite quotes: “The most important things you leave behind are your children and the work of your head, your hands, and your heart”. This belief was manifested by how much she enjoyed gardening, bird watching, researching genealogy, and hosting Camp Haynie for her grandchildren. Gyp’s creative talents were expressed through her painting, quilting, and crocheting, cross-stitching, and varied art projects. Gyp loved to entertain, and her home was blessed with many lively and festive gatherings over the years.
Gyp’s life was enriched by her loving family members, including her three daughters - Laurie (Bill) McCalla, Jill (Mark) Ezuka, and Jenny (Rick) Gleber; her seven grandchildren – Bella Nappo, Ryan Gleber, Alex Ezuka, Katie Gleber, Matt Ezuka, Ruby Gleber, and Vicaro Nappo; and her great-granddaughter - Sophie Jones. Gyp has two living brothers remaining – Fred Green of Fayetteville, GA, and Bill Green of Beaufort, SC. Gyp was preceded in death by four other siblings: Reverend Dr. Robert Green of Dahlonega, GA, Jean Bieder of Cornelia, GA, Joe Green of Atlanta, GA, and Carolyn Hill of Ellijay, GA.
The family will have a celebration reception at Gyp’s home from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Gyp is asking that donations be made to The Salvation Army in lieu of sending flowers.
Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.