Thelma Lee Hines

February 3, 1948February 19, 2021

Thelma Lee Arnold-Hines was born on February 3, 1948 to the late Lee Guster and Annie Mae Arnold in Bashi, Alabama. She attended Pine Apple High School in Pine Apple, Alabama. Thelma was introduced to Christ by her parents at an early age.

Thelma met and married the late Albert Hines, Sr. (a Military man) on July 23, 1965 in Pine Apple, Alabama. After Albert’s tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned and moved his family to Columbus, Georgia. To this union they were blessed with four children.

Thelma was a very devout Christian. After accepting her call to the ministry, she always took advantage of the opportunity to witness to others about the goodness of the Lord. She taught and preached in many churches in Columbus, Georgia. When someone needed prayer, you could always call on her to go before the Lord in prayer for healing and deliverance. She spent countless hours reading and studying her Bible so that she would be equipped to minister God’s Word.

She had a passion for writing. She wrote and published a book entitled; “Poems, Songs, and Wisdom from Jesus”.

Thelma departed this life on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Albert Hines, Sr., daughter Angela Hines, mother Annie Mae Arnold-Bonner, her father Lee Guster Arnold, Sr.; four brothers Milton Arnold, Sr., Tommie Arnold, Hosea Arnold and Daniel Arnold-Bonner; two sisters Ruth ArnoldHudson and Clara Arnold-Stallworth. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sons: Albert Hines, Jr., Rancho Cordova, CA, Phillip Hines (Audrey) of Stockbridge, Georgia, and Stephen Hines (Camille) of Woodstock, Georgia; a sister Ella Arnold, Rancho Cordova, CA; four brothers: Lee Guster Arnold, Jr., Massillon, Ohio, Moses Arnold, Furman, Alabama; Prince Arnold (Earlene), Oak Hill, Alabama; and Larry Arnold (Diane), Mobile, Alabama; a devoted nephew, Lorenzo Rease of Gulf Shores, Alabama; and a devoted niece, Charlotte Coleman, Rancho Cordova, CA; five grandchildren, Marcelus, Alexis, Alona, Gabriel and Ava. She will also be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Shemicka Barganier

March 2, 2021

To my cousins Steve, Henry, and Phil me and my family offer our love, deepest sympathies, and prayers. Aunt Thelma was such a sweetheart with a beautiful soul. (From Shemicka Hines Barganier(daughter of the late Johnnie Hines Jr) and family my Mom Mattie S. Hines, my husband Anthony Barganier . May God Bless you

Felicia Wimberly

March 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to my cousins Henry, Phil, Steve and their families in the passing of Aunt Thelma. Please know my mom and our family are praying for you.

Love Felicia Seay Wimberly (daughter of Pearline Hines Seay)

Patricia Westbrook (First Baptist Church, Pine Apple, Al)

March 1, 2021

First Baptist Church
Pine Apple, Alabama

My Dear Christian friends, we have the promise of God that death, which men most fear, shall be to us the most blessed of experiences dependent only upon our perfect trust in and love for Him.

It was decreed in the beginning, “All must die” but we shall rise from death to everlasting life if we are faithful unto death, in the cause of Christ. God has always kept his promises and if His followers will lean upon Him, He will guide them all the way. He also promised in His Great Book, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
WHEREAS, God in His Great Power has removed from our midst Sister Thelma Arnold Hines. who was the sister of Deacon Prince and Moses Arnold. who are loyal and dedicated and faithful member of this church.
WHEREAS, First Baptist Church, Pine Apple, Alabama is where Sister Hines first confessed her belief in Jesus Christ as her Savior.
WHEREAS she ended life’s earthly journey and made the step through death into eternity from “no more” into “forever” from “maybe to definitely”, from “hope to Victory”, all in the Lord.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that though her presence will be greatly missed by her family and friends, we pray that they accept with Christian submission to God’s will. To you, her devoted Family, and friends, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and commend you to the Divine Comforter who can sustain, encourage, and strengthen all who call upon Him.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that you ever cherish her memory and look forward with joy to meeting her in the home that was being prepared for her in Glory Land.
Prayerfully and Lovingly Submitted,

The First Baptist Church Family., Pine Apple, Alabama
Dec. Prince Arnold, Chairman
Sister Patricia Suggs-Westbrook, Secretary
Rev. Isaiah Posey., Pastor

Lea Haley

February 27, 2021

When she attended Pentecostals of McDonough. She was so friendly and kind. She ways bubbly and rejoiced in her salvation. She truly loved people and was happy to see others rejoice with her. I always admired her hats and her love for the Lord. She will be missed.

Jennifer Gardner

February 26, 2021

I will always remember Thanksgiving at Thelma's house. You could always count on dressing, macaroni and cheese, along with turkey. She always teased me about eating only the breast. We spent time discussing our kids, and eventually our granddaughter Ava. Rest in Peace Always. Jennifer Gardner

Darlene Whitley

February 26, 2021

Sis. Thelma was my buddy, my best friend!
We traveled up and down the road to the stores, Walmart and anywhere that she needed to go. One of our favorite places to go to was the Subway! Everywhere that we would go, she would tell people, this is Sis. Darlene...she is my best friend! She was very Special to me! I will miss her dearly! RIP my dear best friend!

Pauline Suggs

February 25, 2021

Remembering your family in heartfelt thoughts of sympathy, and hoping it helps to know that others care and share your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Pauline Suggs

Clara Brown Patterson

February 25, 2021

We extend our deepest sympathies and prayer to the family. May God’s Peace that passes all understanding be with you during this time of loss and always. (Clara Brown Patterson, daughter of the late Lula Hines Brown)

Sandra Bullock

February 25, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Patricia Royster

February 24, 2021

My sincere condolences to you and family. Absent from the body present with the Lord. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Daughter of Lula Mae Brown