OBITUARY

Jim Hines

February 3, 1926March 29, 2018
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James Robert Hines February 3, 1926 - March 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Jim Hines went home to be with Lord after a lengthy illness. He was born James Robert Hines on February 3, 1926 in New Brockton, Alabama to Paul and Mattie Lou Hines. Jim spent a good portion of his childhood in the Florida Panhandle, Southern Mississippi and Southern Louisiana. Left the area in 1943 when he joined the Navy and spent the remainder of World War II in the Pacific Theatre serving aboard the U.S.S. Franklin where he and the rest of his crew were involved in the last Naval engagement with the Japanese in the Battle of Okinawa. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946. Later in 1946 he joined the Army and was stationed Fort Benning, Georgia and later he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1950 he was sent to Korea and was involved in the Battle of Pusan.

When he returned to Fort Bragg in 1951 he met his wife, Betsy Bowman in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jim was later transferred to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and married Betsy on July 19, 1955. He was a wonderful husband to his wife a great mentor and father to his sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and a loving and supporting uncle to scores of nieces and nephews throughout North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

He is survived by his two sons, Tony Hines and Denyse Hines of Hardin, Texas; Craig Hines and Maria Hines of Irving, Texas, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, his sister Bobbie Rhoden of Milton, Florida. He is preceded in death by four brothers: Douglas Hines, Mike Hines, Buzzy Hussey and Travis Hussey and four sisters Polly Wilson, Nell Portello, Helon Dickson, and Betty Schwatken.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM Tuesday April 3, 2018, and Celebration Of Life Services will begin at 11:00 AM at David Clayton Funeral Home, 200 West Center Street, Duncanville, Texas. The graveside service will be at 12:30 PM at Little Bethel Memorial Park, Duncanville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

When I'm Gone

When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile, Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned And remember only the smile. Forget unkind words I have spoken; Remember some good I have done, Forget that I ever had heartache And remember I've had loads of fun. Forget that I've stumbled and blundered And sometimes fell by the way. Remember I have fought some hard battles And won, ere the close of the day, Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day, But in summer just gather some flowers And remember the place where I lay, And come in the shade of evening When the sun paints the sky in the west Stand for a few moments beside me And remember only my best.

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  • James Robert Hines
    February 3, 1926 - March 29, 2018


    Jim is survived by his two sons, Tony Hines and Denyse Hines of Hardin, Texas; Craig Hines and Maria Hines of Irving, Texas, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, his sister Bobbie Rhoden of Milton, Florida.

    He is preceded in death by four brothers: Douglas Hines, Mike Hines, Buzzy Hussey and Travis Hussey and four sisters Polly Wilson, Nell Portello, Helon Dickson, and Betty Schwatken.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Celebration Of Life Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

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John Hines

March 31, 2018

Dear Hines Family: I want to tell you that I know your lose. My prayer's are with the family and JIM. My name is JONATHAN ALAN HINES, I was born on november 6th 1953 in Pinehurst N.C. to: JAMES ROBERT HINES and VIDA BUSHBY HINES. I am the 3rd child from JIM's first marriage. I am very good friends with RED and BRENDA BOWMEN from West End N.C. RED's sister BETSEY is your mother.Please feel free to call them and verify this. If anyone would like to contact me please feel free at: John. Hines1953@gmail.com....My love to you for your lose of JIM and BETSEY....

Keith Reed

March 31, 2018

May the Lord give you Peace and Comfort during this very sad time in your life

God Bless You,
Keith Reed

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Biography

Jim was born James Robert Hines on February 3, 1926 in New Brockton, Alabama to Paul and Mattie Lou Hines. He spent a good portion of his childhood in the Florida Panhandle, Southern Mississippi and Southern Louisiana. Left the area in 1943 when he joined the Navy and spent the remainder of World War II in the Pacific Theatre serving aboard the U.S.S. Franklin where he and the rest of his crew were involved in the last Naval engagement with the Japanese in the Battle of Okinawa. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946. Later in 1946 he joined the Army and was stationed Fort Benning, Georgia and later he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1950 he was sent to Korea and was involved in the Battle of Pusan.

When he returned to Fort Bragg in 1951 he met his wife, Betsy Bowman in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jim was later transferred to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and married Betsy on July 19, 1955.

Jim was a wonderful husband to his wife a great mentor and father to his sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and a loving and supporting uncle to scores of nieces and nephews throughout North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.