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Vernon Ray Haines, 94, formerly of Antique Road, Lonaconing, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing, where he had been a resident.
Born Sept. 12, 1923, in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Duncan and Nellie (Llewellyn) Haines. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Viola Jean (McIntosh) Haines; and an infant son, Michael Lee Haines.
Vernon attended Central High School. He was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a well-known, self-employed auto mechanic who also loved and restored several older model cars. He also enjoyed working with his Lionel trains, and was always willing to help anybody in anyway. Vernon was also a member of the George's Creek Cruisers.
He leaves behind a son, David Haines and wife, Patty, of Lonaconing; a granddaughter, Lauren Cowan and husband, Patrick, of Barton; and his great-grandchildren, Emett Ray and Easton David Cowan.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Memorial Chapel on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m.
A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 6 p.m. at the Boal Chapel with the Rev. Sandy Cowan officiating.
Interment will be at a later time at Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, 57 Jackson St., Lonaconing, MD.
The family extends special thanks to the staff at Egle Nursing and Rehab Center for the care and compassion given to Vernon during his stay there.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Published on October 17, 2017
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