Obituaries 08-03-23

August 01, 2023


Feb. 15, 1960-July 28, 2023

Funeral services for Wanda Varnado Haire, 63, of Union Church, were

conducted on Monday, July 31, 2023 from Union Church Baptist Church.

Interment followed at Union Church Cemetery.

Born in Hazlehurst on Feb. 15, 1960 to David Ray Varnado, Jr., and

Bertha Lenore Greer Varnado, she was a retired Store Manager and

Bookkeeper, working at Varnado's Grocery from 1977-2004.

She loved to travel and started several collections from those travels,

including Coca Cola memorabilia, Christmas ornaments and an assortment

of dishes. Years ago, she enjoyed helping with her daughter's

impressive Beanie Babies collection and, more recently, her

granddaughter's whimsical Christmas houses collection.

Photography was an important hobby for her. She thoroughly enjoyed

taking pictures of family and friends and sharing them with everyone.

Above and beyond her hobbies was her wholehearted love for her children

and grandchildren, as well as her love and concern for helping others

with their needs.

She died on Friday, July 28, 2023 at her home in Union Church. She will

be greatly missed by all those lives she touched.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Timothy Franklin Haire; her

mother, Bertha Varnado; her children and their respective spouses,

Daniel Timothy and Kristen Haire and Darla Danielle Haire; her sisters

and brothers-in-law, Marcia Ray Varnado and Scott Smith and Janet Kaye

Varnado and Farran Smith; four grandchildren, Charles Elaine Haire,

Tucker Daniel Hair, John Rayford Haire and Eden Lenore Haire; her

sisters-in-law and their respective spouses, Jamie Haire, Nana Haire and

Bari Maxwell, Cela Haire Diefenbach and Nola Haire and Mark Curtis; her

brother-in-law, Alan Haire; and numerous nieces and nephews that she

loved dearly, as well as other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Ray Varnado, Jr.; her

brothers-in-law, Truett Haire and Steve Diefenbach; and her

sister-in-law, Lisa Haire.

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to Blair E. Baston Hospital,

2500 N State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

Condolences and other information are available online at

Riverwood Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.