Baxter John Jaynes, 72, of Camelot Dr. in Morganton died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Grace Heights following a lengthy illness. He was born March 15, 1938 in Burke County, and was a son of the late Sherman Jaynes and Gladys Propst Jaynes. In addition to his parents, Baxter was preceded in death by a half-brother, Dennis Jaynes. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Baxter was the first employee hired at Southern Devices in Morganton with 34 years of service. He was hired as a supervisor, but later became Plant Manager.Baxter is survived by his wife of 48 years, Faye Patton Jaynes of the home; sons, Jon Jaynes and wife, Angelia of Morganton, and Van Jaynes and wife, Robyn of Harrisburg, NC; grandchildren, Andrew Jaynes and Allyson Jaynes, both of Harrisburg, NC; and a half-sister, Anita Pond of Suffolk, VA.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Homer Murdock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the residence, Camelot Dr. in Morganton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 1112 Hopewell Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

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