Maxine Hines, 1926-2015

Maxine Hines

Maxine Hines

Marjorie Maxine Hines, 89, of Bentonville passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born May 14, 1926, in Nashville, Ark., to Virgil F. and Alta Rhea Hooks McCauley, who preceded her in death.

She married Benjamin Gee Hines on Aug. 31, 1947, and worked faithfully in each community where he pastored. She was an educator in every sense of the word, not only working side by side with her husband in the United Methodist Church but also teaching Home Economics in the public schools in each of the towns where they served. She was part of the group who created the “Challenged Children Curriculum” for the Little Rock School District, and is credited with starting the Dorcas Ministry in eight United Methodist churches. She was on the board of directors for the Bentonville Women’s Shelter, instrumental in the development of the Women’s Shelter Thrift Store, a Stephen Minister, a member of the PEO Chapter Cl, a mentor for Havenwood families and was always active in United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Gee Hines; a son, David Gee Hines and his wife, Susan, of Edmond, Okla.; a daughter, Susan Kennedy and her husband, Pat, of Bentonville; four grandchildren, Ben Bogle and his wife Sarah, Erin Easley and her husband Jason, Scott Hines, Megan Gaines and her husband Zac; five great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, at First UMC Bentonville with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Boggan and the Rev. Rex Dickey officiating. Burial followed in the Bentonville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Dorcas Ministry, 201 Northwest 2nd St., Bentonville, AR 72712; the Women’s Shelter, 1622 South 8th St., Rogers, AR 72756; or Havenwood, 808 North Main St., Bentonville, AR 72712.