Longtime Gloucester resident Doris Baynes, a member of the Gloucester 40, died Feb. 18. She was 91.
Baynes had a long record of activism dating back to 1936 when at the age of 15 she yelled at strike breakers who crossed the picket lines after her father and his co-workers went on strike. In 2008, Baynes was among 40 county residents hit with $80,000 in sanctions by a judge after the group sought to remove four county supervisors from office via civil petitions.
The sanctions against the Gloucester 40 were struck down by the Virginia Supreme Court on March 4, 2011.
“I felt it was a triumph for the group, but even greater than that the county, and even greater than that citizens in general,” Baynes told the Daily Press after the Supreme Court triumph.
Baynes is survived by two daughters and their husbands, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, two nieces and a nephew. A memorial service was held on Sunday at Olive Branch United Methodist Church.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun