Michael F. Haywood (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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MARTINEZ, Ga. - Lt. Michael F. Haywood, 58, entered into rest on April 24, 2008, husband of Loretta Allen Haywood of Martinez, Ga. Lt. Haywood had served in law enforcement for over 30 years. His early years were with Augusta Police Dept./Richmond County Sheriff Dept., then moving to Snellville, Ga. with the Sheriff Dept. Lt. Haywood was most recently serving with Columbia County Sheriff's Office. While with CCSO, he served as a road deputy, later being promoted to Lt. as director of 911 Services. Lt. Haywood was currently serving in Administrative Services as Terminal Agency Coordinator. A member of FOP Lodge #39. Lt. Haywood was preceded in death by his father, Mr. J.F. Haywood and brother, Joch Scupin. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Loretta A. Haywood, Martinez; mother, Mrs. Marianne T. Holsonback and husband, Stan, Augusta; sons, Tony Haywood, Smyrna, Ga. and Brian Haywood, Meridian, Miss.; step-sons; Tim Gress and wife, Melanie, Appling, Ga. and Craig Gress, Augusta; brother, Patrick Haywood, Grovetown, Ga.; 1 sister, Margit Woods and husband, Jimmy, Canton, Ga. and grandchildren, Dalton and Cole Gress. Funeral services will be held at the Abilene Baptist Church on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11AM with Rev. William Harrell and Dr. Jack Custer officiating. Interment will be in Westover Memorial Park. Lt Haywood will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, April 27, 2008 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be: Lt. Butch Askew, Lt. Andy Shedd, S/Sgt. Buddy Wimmer, Sgt. Ray Childress, Deputy Randall Bao, Deputy Dennis Mack, Deputy Bobby Bradford and Deputy Dave Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers will be Deputies of Columbia County Sheriff Dept. Please assemble at the church by 10:30 a.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria VA 22312 Thomas L. King Funeral Home 124 Davis Rd. Martinez, Ga. Florist 8AM Monday

The Augusta Chronicle-April 27, 2008


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