Linda Harris Hine

March 8, 1952May 10, 2021

Linda Harris Hine was born on March 8, 1952 in Rome, Georgia, the second daughter of Jackson B. and Mary Dean Harris. She died at her residence in Rome on May 10, 2021 after a hard battle with pancreatic cancer. Her Mother and Father predeceased her, but Linda is survived by her husband Ed, who was the love of her life, and her three sons: John (Stacey), Taylor (Brie) and Ben (Sarah) and six grandchildren, Mac (9), John (9), Keegan (7), Anne (6), Darden (6) and Harris (3), whom she loved and adored. Linda is also survived by her sister, Diane Ogletree, her niece Elizabeth (Todd), nephews Bob (Julie) and Fletcher, great nephews, William, Ballard, and Harrison and several cousins. Linda graduated from Thornwood School for Girls and the University of Georgia with a degree in education. She received her Master’s in Education and a second Master’s in high school counseling from Mercer University. Linda was employed by the Bibb County and Floyd County School Systems as a counselor before she retired in 2003. Linda loved people, her family and the outdoors. She was a Master Gardener, and her yard attested to her skill and hard work. The yard was a sanctuary for Linda and her family. Linda was also a Life Master in duplicative bridge, and she thoroughly enjoyed her bridge playing friends and tournament duplicative bridge! Linda was an active member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and past Town Chairman of the Rome Town Committee. Linda was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Rome and her faith was a lodestar for her and her family. Linda loved to travel and she and Ed had many extraordinary travels experiences both here and abroad, sometimes alone and other times with their wonderful travel companions. Linda’s ashes will be inurned on May 13, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in a private family service at Myrtle Hill, and there will be a celebration of Linda’s life at First Presbyterian Church of Rome on May 13, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. The family of Linda Hine would like to express their sincere appreciation to Heyman Hospice Care to the wonderful and compassionate care that the caregivers extended to Linda and to the entire Hine-McElrath families. The family of Linda Harris Hine requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Rome or Darlington School.


  • Memorial Service, First Presbyterian Church, Rome.

    Thursday, May 13, 2021


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Cal Hays

May 14, 2021

Linda was a special mom and wife. She meant so much to our family , especially our boys in their younger years. Her kind words were always comforting when we got together. Our Saint Simons beach trips were the best and I will never forget them. Sharon and I will miss her so much. Ed and the boys know we love all of you and look forward to seeing y’all and sharing some of our fond memories.
In Christ love always,
Cal and Sharon

Lawana Pitts

May 12, 2021

Linda was an excellent counselor and touched many lives. She authentically loved people, and with her encouragement and signature smile, she brightened many dark days.

I am thankful to have known Linda and will always remember how positively she faced every life situation.

Jan Hine

May 11, 2021

Linda was a wonderful sister in law. Always welcoming and loving! She was always herself! No pretense ever...
Her love for God, Ed, her children, her grandchildren and all of us was so very endearing. May she rest in such peace. She fought the good fight, was so strong, beautiful and courageous through this tough illness, that caught us all by surprise. She is going to be missed dearly! Prayers for her sweet family. Love, Jan Hine

Reba Barnes

May 11, 2021

Loved cheering in the stadium for the Darlington Tigers during their Championship Season! The parents of the Piney Rooters and the seniors loved being a part of that magical season. Great memories.
Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Jenny Bojo

May 11, 2021

I’m so very sorry for the loss of Linda. She and I worked together during a VBS at first Pres. and she was so kind to me. I was new at the church and she welcomed me and we served together like she had known me forever. Prayers for the family during this time.

Alice Williams

May 11, 2021

I was blessed to gain this sweet friend 24 years ago. She was so unselfish and had so much compassion for others. She always made me feel loved and special. Linda was definitely one of a kind and a loving Angel of God. My heart goes out to Ed, her children, grandchildren, sister, and the rest of her family and close friends. I’ll love you forever “Hiney”! 💗

Lavonne Fore

May 11, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Her deep faith was and is an inspiration. I remember her smile and her sense of style. But most of all, I remember her courage and unwavering faith.