James "Jay" Herman Hines
Kenansville – James (Jay) Herman Hines, 97, died peacefully on the afternoon of March 28, 2021 after having suffered a stroke. Jay was born on February 07, 1924, the youngest child of William Edward Hines and Kate Middleton Hines in Warsaw, NC. Jay grew up in Warsaw where he attended high school and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the Army Military Police and was stationed in New Guinea during World War II.
Jay married Sara Rebecca Martin on April 10, 1948. He was a dedicated husband and father with a strong focus on faith and family. Jay was a lifetime member of the Warsaw Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Elder, and Clerk of the Session. He lived on his farm in Kenansville, NC for his entire adult life right up until the day of his stroke. He was self-employed entrepreneur who started businesses involving sweet potato curing, mobile home parks, land development, solar farms and farming. Jay was especially fond of family gatherings with shuffleboard and bingo. He also enjoyed the competition and fellowship of a good game of tennis until his late 80’s and bridge until his late 90’s.
Jay is predeceased by his wife, Sara Martin Hines, by his brothers Samuel Middleton Hines, William Edward Hines, Jr., Edward Earl Hines, and by his sisters Elizabeth Hines Page, and Martha Hines Buck.
Jay is survived by his children, James H. Hines, Jr and wife, Brenda of Apex, NC and Thomas M. Hines and wife, Evalyn of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Robert T. Hines and wife, Kate of Holly Springs, NC and Joy Hines Bouquin and husband, Todd of Apex, NC; and five great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at the Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, NC from 12:30 – 1:30 pm on Friday, April 02, 2021. A graveside service will follow at Devotional Gardens at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, any assistance you may offer to someone in need to celebrate Jay's lifelong spirit of giving would be wonderful. The Hines family greatly appreciates your kind support and prayers.
3/30/2021 04:05:32 pm
My much-loved tennis partner and friend. Blessings.
3/30/2021 05:13:59 pm
Truly a remarkable man who was such a friend when I lived in Warsaw. Played many an hour of tennis with Jay, who even in his 70s and 80s was a formidable foe with this Big Bubba racket and ambidexterity! He was a gentle soul with a competitive spirit. He touched my life and I am a better person because of J Herman Hines! It was my honor to have known him and to call him friend.
3/31/2021 08:28:59 pm
I have cut Mr. Hines yard for around 20 years. After I would finish cutting his yard, we would sit and talk on his back porch. Many things could be learned from Mr Hines. He was a humble man and didn’t really care about material things and for as long as I remember he drove the same car. He would even drive it through a corn field. He would also drive that same car to deliver a poinsettia to me every year at Christmas. He even delivered one in 2020. I will greatly miss our conversations on that back porch and all Godly wisdom he bestowed upon me. My condolences to the family.
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