Scott ‘Scooter or Scooby’ Allen Greenwood Haines

Oct. 15, 1981 — Jan. 17, 2019

Scott “Scooter or Scooby” Allen Greenwood Haines, 37, of Elkhart, Indiana, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

He was born Oct. 15, 1981, in Elkhart, the youngest of four children to Charles Haines, Sr. and Sheila Greenwood.

Scott “Scooter or Scooby” Allen Greenwood Haines

Scooter was a truck driver for N&M Transfer Company. He served honorably in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard. He served multiple tours of duty in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. He earned numerous awards and decorations during his time in service.

Scooter was an all-around great person. His mother best described him as sweet, caring, and brave. He was a hard worker with a can-do attitude and inherited his father’s passion for mechanics and trucks. He regularly worked on his trucks in his father’s garage alongside his dad, big brother, Chucky, and younger cousins. He made a positive impact on everyone he knew. Family was most important to him. He loved to laugh and share stories with his friends and family. He also enjoyed watching movies with his Uncle Jeff, mother, and big brother Tony. He had a soft spot for animals and enjoyed his cats. He was an avid sports fan who loved a good game of golf, and was loyal to the “Blue.” The Michigan Wolverines were his favorite team.

Scooter was an organ and tissue donor which brings his family comfort knowing that he will be helping others.

Scooter will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Sheila Greenwood, of Elkhart; father, Charles Haines, Sr. of Cassopolis; sister, Carla Greenwood, of Elkhart; brother, Charles Haines, Jr. and Anthony Greenwood, both of Elkhart; girlfriend, Aunnean Hearington, of Buchanan; stepdaughter, Alex Hearington, of Elkhart; stepson, Jeffrey Hearington, of Kentucky; three grandchildren; maternal grandmother, Geraldine Haines, of Cassopolis; uncles, Jeff Greenwood, of Elkhart, Robert (Vicky) Greenwood, of Cassopolis, David (Rose) Haines Sr., of Crossville, Tennessee; and one aunt, Cindy Haines, of Cassopolis; six nieces and nephews; cousins, Deimetrius Lanier, of Columbus, Ohio, Natasha Lanier, of Augusta, Georgia, David Haines II, of Houston, Texas, ReLonda (Bill) Williams, of Smyrna, Georgia, Brandon Beathea, of Cassopolis, Jerry (Arielle) Beathea, of Mishawaka, Indiana, Jerron Beathea of Cassopolis; and a host of second cousins; and best friend Matt Martin, of Niles.

Scooter was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lillian and Charles Greenwood and paternal grandfather, Forrest Haines.

Family and friends will gather from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway St., Cassopolis.

Mr. Greenwood Haines remains will be laid to rest in Reames and Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 314,216 cases, 8,543 deaths

News

Niles man charged in downtown bank robbery

Berrien County

Pokagon Band donates proceeds from Four Winds Invitational to Beacon Children’s Hospital

Berrien County

Local effort underway to support Wreaths Across America

Dowagiac

SMC unveils Grady Scholars initiative

News

MDARD, MI Retailers Association, Meijer urging consumers to shop as normal

News

Further protecting construction, manufacturing workers, MIOSHA enhances inspection efforts

Berrien County

Police rescue man trapped under vehicle after two-car crash in Niles Township

News

Niles mayor asks public to heed warnings after testing positive for COVID-19

Business

Local tree farm opens for holiday season

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Sports Complex asking for support on GivingTuesday

Education

Niles High School students finish out investment tournament in top half

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club planning to support Feed the Hungry campaign

Cass County

Dowagiac roofer sentenced for stolen property, probation violation

Education

Honor Credit Union donates to Edwardsburg Intermediate School

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners approves substance abuse funding, new records system

News

Main Street DDA, volunteers decorate downtown Niles for holiday season

Cass County

Pedestrian killed in Porter Township crash

Dowagiac

DUS October students of the month announced

News

One arrested for armed robbery of downtown Niles bank

Dowagiac

Four Winds Casinos to remain open with COVID-19 precautions

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Business

Excavating business breaks ground on new Cassopolis facility

News

MSU Extension offering new online course for workplaces facing conflict relating to social distancing policy enforcement