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Joel Randall Baynes - Laurens

Jan 01

Joel Randall Baynes, 87, husband of the late Anna Mae Miller Baynes, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.

Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late William Goebel and Augusta Carlisle Baynes.  Mr. Baynes was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  A member of Laurens First Baptist Church, Mr. Baynes was retired from Ford Motor Co. after 37 years of service.

He is survived by: sons, Robert J. Baynes and wife Kathy of Mesa, AZ, and Timothy D. Baynes and wife Vickie of Houston, TX; a daughter, Judi Mahrle and husband Paul of Simpsonville; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Goebel Baynes.

The family will receive friends at the Martha Franks Baptist Rasor Chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014, followed by funeral services at 10:30 am, in the Rasor Chapel, conducted by Dr. Russell Dean. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in M.J. Dolly Cooper National Cemetery in Anderson, SC, at 1:00 pm.

The family will be at the home of his daughter Judi Mahrle in Simpsonville.

Memorials may be made to Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Dr., Laurens, SC 29360

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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