Ailene B. Hynum

Published 12:05 am Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mrs. Ailene B. Hynum of Vicksburg, formerly of Crystal Springs, Miss., passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. She was 68 years old.

Mrs. Hynum will always be loved, cherished and remembered by her family for being a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother always providing guidance, support and unconditional love to her family.

She was a retired employee of Marathon Letourneau. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to watch and cheer for the New Orleans Saints.

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She was born in Monticello, Miss., and was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Bonnie Barker, and Melvin and Mae Hawkins.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Walter B. Hynum. She is also survived by five children, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, including Tony Sr. and Kathy Hynum and their children, Tony Jr. and Lauren Hynum; great-grandsons Trey, Bradly and Tagen, and Hailey Hynum; Roy and Cindy Hynum Hearn and their children, Chris and Jennifer Hynum; great-grandsons, Lane and Vaughn, Nick and Jennifer Hearn, and great-grandson John-Ryan, and Heather Hearn. Tim and Amy Hynum and their daughter, Anna-Claire; Doug and Sonia Hynum King and their children, Austin and Savannah King, and Zachary Holdiness; Jay and Dana Hynum Hearn and their children, Kelsea Hearn; great-granddaughters Kenlee and Karlee, Hannah Hearn and James Hagen Hearn.

In addition, she is survived by her brothers Joe Lynn Hawkins, Mike Barker and Kenneth Barker, all of Crystal Springs, and sisters, Jenny Smith of Byram, and Jo Berry and Mevaline Simmons of Crystal Springs.

Pallbearers will be Rick Deaton, Burton Hynum, Mark Hynum, E.J. Malpeka, Lakey Wilder and Justen Rouse.

The family would like to say a special thank-you to Denise Hasty with Amedysis Home Health and Dr. Walter Johnston for their loving and devoted care.

Visitation will be Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at Riles Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2:45 p.m. at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson.