Willie Lee Hines, Sr.

Birth: August 31st, 1926
Death: February 8th, 2011
Age: 84 years
Residence:Monroe, Louisiana
Survived By: His loving wife of 67 years, Virginia "Jean" Williams Hines, Sons Willie Jee Hines, Jr.and wife Joyce, son, Jerry Wayne Hines and wife Norma, and Tommy Hines and wife Beth, his daughter Barbara Hines Pike and husband Darrel. He is also survived by 9 grandchilren, 8 great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Ray Hines, Bernard Hines, and J.D. Hines.

Willie Lee Hines, Sr., age 84, passed away on February 8, 2011, after an extended illness. The family will receive visitors at Griffin Funeral Home at 7427 Cypress St. in West Monroe between the hours of 5:00 – 8:00 P.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011, weather permitting. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011, in Epps, Louisiana, with Rev. William Smith officiating.

Mr. Hines was born on August 31, 1926 in Bienville Parish to the union of Lee and Mary Hines. He and his family then moved to Epps where he spent most of his younger years. He spent 40 years working at Sears Roebuck & Co. , from 1947 to 1987, beginning his career on Desiard Street as a hardware salesman. He held other management positions over the years in the store and ended his career at the Louisville store as manager of the Catalog Department. He loved his work and the contact he had with all the customers over the years. He also loved deer hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Curtis Hines and sister Bernice Humphus.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia “Jean” Williams Hines; sons Willie Lee Hines, Jr. and wife Joyce of Grayson, Jerry Wayne Hines and wife Norma of West Monroe, and Tommy Hines and wife Beth of West Monroe; daughter Barbara Hines Pike and husband Darrel of Arcadia; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; brothers Ray Hines, Bernard Hines and J.D. Hines. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffin-funeralhome.com

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