Clyde - Gwendolyn Haynes Hutchison, 98, passed away March 7, 2022 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
Gwen was a native of Haywood County and was the daughter of James Orville and Vera Holland Haynes. She graduated from Clyde High School, class of 1941, and attended Coker College (now University) in Hartsville, SC, where she earned a BA in English, class of 1945. In 1946 she married William Franklin Hutchison in Atlanta Georgia, where she worked at Rich’s department store before the couple moved to Charlotte, NC to raise a family. After retirement, they returned to Haywood County.
Gwen was a caring and dedicated homemaker and mother. She had a quiet dignity and happy grace, marked by love and an enduring faith. She loved her family, and had an affection for wildflowers, reading, and gardening. She was kind toward others, tender-hearted, and gentle. She was a joyful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville, NC.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul, and an infant daughter, Susan, her husband, William of 68 years, and three brothers; Kenneth, Perry, and Gene Haynes. She is survived by one daughter, Ann Hutchison Carson of Harrisburg, NC; two sons, Michael Haynes Hutchison (Janet) of Matthews, NC, and James Lee Hutchison (Paula) of the home; three grandchildren, Kristin Carson Krumpos (James Steven) of Tucson, AZ, William Paul Hutchison of Charlotte, NC, and James Ian Hutchison, United States Navy; and two great-grandchildren, Carson James and Abigail Jean Krumpos.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville Welcome Home Building Campaign, 305 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786. Phone 828-456-3243. Email email@example.com
The care of Mrs. Hutchison has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com