August Obituaries: David A. Haynes, Barbara Jean Davis Riggs

August 2009 Vol. 236 No. 8

David A. Haynes of Beaverton, MI, passed away June 27, 2009 in Oak Hill, WV while whitewater rafting with family members.

David was a long-time employee of Mears in Rosebush, MI. He began working with Mears in 1996. For many years David was the point man for HDD operations in Rosebush – coordinating supplies, trucking and crew logistics, visiting prospective jobs, estimating and administrating.

“Dave established himself with many of Mears’ customers as their go-to person for HDD work and applied his sense of humor to any crisis he seemed to be thrown into and always left a positive image of our company and himself with whomever he had contact,” said Scot Fluharty, Mears Group President.

David was preceded in death by his father Joseph Haynes Sr. He is survived by his mother, Jane Haynes; wife, Paula Haynes; sons Scott, Matthew and Nicholas; step daughter Lindsy and husband Mike Brueggeman; stepsons Shawn and Kelsey Stockford; sister, Laurie Warner; one granddaughter and two grandsons.
Services were held July 2 at the Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Beaverton , MI.


Barbara Jean Davis Riggs
of Belpre, OH passed away June 16, 2009. Barbara was the owner and CEO of L.A. Pipeline Construction Co. Inc.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne (Bud) Riggs; daughter, Susan-Gail Pearl and husband, Brian of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; son, William (Billy) West and wife Mary of Marietta, OH; son, Richard West and wife, Beth of Vienna, WV; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20, at the Gospel Baptist Church, Torch, OH. Memorials may be sent to the Tunnel Relay for Life, c/o Peoples Bank, 138 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 in honor of Barbara Jean Riggs for lung cancer research or the Barbara Jean Riggs Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Gospel Baptist Church, County Road #16, P.O. Box 454, Little Hocking, OH 45742.