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Tamara Mae Hines

December 24, 1959November 23, 2019

Tamara Mae Gorman Hines of Hickory, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Carolina Caring in Newton. Born December 24, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Neal Gorman, Sr and Patricia Naomi Grayson Gorman. Tamara enjoyed camping for the past 25 years at Daniel Boone Campground and was employed by Acosta Sales and Marketing.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jeff M. Hines; daughter, Tiffany Roper and husband Michael of Hickory; brothers, W. Neal Gorman, Jr. of Claremont and Todd Gorman and wife Sherry of Hickory; and her mother-in-law, Judy Hedrick.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory with Pastor Bobby Pritchard officiating. Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Condolences may be sent to the Hines family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.

The Hines family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home, Hickory, NC.


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Bob Taylor

November 26, 2019

Teresa and I were very sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. Please know that you, Tiffany and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

william wakefield

November 26, 2019

To Jeff and all of Tammy's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tammy was wonderful and will be surely missed. Bill Wakefield

Don Baldwin

November 25, 2019

I knew Tammy when she worked at Midstates Mills in Newton and would run into her and Jeff at various festivals in the area, I was shocked to hear of her passing resulting in the world being a little less good. I remember Tammy's ready smile and her wonderful outlook.

She was a caring and lovely lady. She enriched the lives of all those around her, including mine. My deepest and sincerest condolences to Jeff, Tiffany and the rest of her family.

Larry Hollar

November 25, 2019

Saddened to hear of Tammy’s death. Neal and Todd you lost a great sister. She along with Susan and Kim became part of a team that became “Hollar’s Angels” they did’t want Charlie to have anything on me. These girls were a joy to know and a pleasure to teach.
Jeff may the peace of God be with your family during this trying time. I was privileged to know Tamara Mae Gorman.

Bill Woods

November 25, 2019

Remember you both from the store you had in Cajahs Mountain. So sorry for your loss.

Michael Jones

November 25, 2019

I grew up with Jeff in Lenoir, NC and heard about Tammy's passing from a mutual friend. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Michael Jones - Virgilina, VA

Lisa Propst

November 24, 2019

Tammy was my best friend in my younger “school days” years!!! We had a great time riding bikes, baking, playing board games, in band, at football games. She took me to high school every day until I got my own car. She made my life great because she was so pleasant and agreeable. I will never forget the wonderful memories and her beautiful smile! May she Rest In Peace
Love Lisa Hewat Propst.