Deacon James C. Hines


Deacon James C. Hines, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, Georgia. Funeral services wiere held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Samuel Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Eric T. Adams officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery.


A Time To Be Born: On September 2, 1941, God allowed a baby boy, by the name of James C. Hines, to be born to his parents, the late Mr. W. C. Hines and the late Mrs. Travada Brown Hines. Due to the untimely death of his mother. He and his siblings were reared by his father and his late uncle and aunt Mr. James Wright and Mrs. Annie Bell Wright.


A Time To Live: Mr. James C. attended school at the prestige Tucker Community School and the Dock Kemp School System. As a young boy, he was taught the value of hard work and how to survive during hard times by helping his father farm the land and also helped him take care of his siblings. He would often tell the story of missing a lot of days from school when harvesting came to help provide for his family. James stated that he got the nickname "Head” when he was a young boy because he played baseball really well; and of course his head was too big for his small frame body. Because of his childhood, he developed a love for building and fixing things.


One Monday afternoon while napping on the porch, he met the love of his life, Mrs. Shirley Smith Hines. They were united in holy matrimony fifty-two (52) years ago on July 4, 1970. James was a provider for his family and many in the community. You would often find him in a garden, on top of a house or in a fishing pond doing what he loved best using his “wonder working hands.”


Deacon Hines had many accomplishments but his greatest accomplishments were the building of the Lord’s houses of worship.


He was a pillar of his community, giving advice when not often wanted but later appreciated. He helped not only his children but the neighborhood children learn valuable life lessons. James was very humble, but outspoken.


A Time To Die: On Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:58 P.M., our Heavenly Father, decided it was the appointed time for his faithful servant to return back to the dust from whence he came. Peacefully he entered into eternal rest.


He was preceded in death by his siblings: Mr. Willie C. Hines, Mrs. Irene Sutton, Mrs. Beatrice Williams, Mrs. Charlene Wells; nephew/son: Mr. Terry Hines; son-in-law: Mr. Timothy Wilson and his beloved granddaughter: Ms. Taylor Hines.


A Time To Cherish: Deacon Hines leaves cherished memories to his loving and dedicated wife: Mrs. Shirley Smith Hines, Wrightsville, Georgia; children: Mr. Scottie (Tanisha) Lucas, Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Anthony (Cantrell) Hines, Mrs. Erica Hines-Wilson, Wrightsville, Georgia, Mrs. Creshauna (Alvin Jr.) Darrisaw, Hephzibah, Georgia, Mrs. Sherrie (Marlo) Foreman, Dublin, Georgia; niece/daughter-in-law: Mrs. Sonya Hines; grandchildren: Alexis Hines, Jacari Hines, Jacori Hines, Jaylan Hines, Jamorice Ervin, Bryce Lucas, Brandyn Lucas, Carter Darrisaw, Ava Darrisaw; great grandchild: Karson Hines; sisters: Ms. Mattie Mae Devero, Ms. Betty Swint, Mrs. Maxine (Zelma) Wiley, Mrs. Pearlene (Johnny) Rogers; brothers: Mr. Wilmer (Flossie) Hines, Mr. J.T. Lyman; sisters-in-law: Ms. Dianne Smith, Ms. Cheryl Goodson, Ms. Joyce Smith, Ms. Margie Smith; brothers-in-law: Mr. Calvin (Agnes) Smith, Mr. Eddie (Linda) Smith, Mr. Gregory (Roberta) Goodson, Mr. Jeffery (Mary) Goodson, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Tony Smith, Mr. Russell Goodson, Mr. Palmer Wells; godchildren: Mrs. Karen Harper, Mrs. Yvette Berrian-Robert, Ms. Candace Burden, Ms. Katie Burden, Mr. Demarco Plummer; devoted nieces and cousins: Mrs. Cheryl Cordy, Ms. Sharon Rawlings, Ms. Allene Arline, Ms. Vallene Horne, Mrs. Jullene Snell, Ms. Lisa Hill, Ms. Maduree Franklin, Ms. Debra Godfrey; the Wright family of Buckeye, the Darrisaw family of Tennille, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, all past and present neighbors and church family. M. C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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