Theodore Edward Hines, 94, of McRae, Arkansas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on February 8, 2013. He was born January 19, 1919 at Fox, Arkansas. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Beebe. Mr. Hines was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Force and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He worked in civil service at Little Rock Air Force Base until retirement. He then worked as an electrician in Beebe and surrounding areas. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Hines is survived by four daughters, Joan (Clint) Crump of Branson, Missouri, Judy (Ken) Coffee of McRae, Cleta (Doug) George of Heber Springs and Reta Hines of Branson, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ella (Griffith) Hines; his wife, Dovie (Branscum) Hines; daughter Jan Hines Wittenburg Faubus; son-in-law Gov. Orval Faubus, son-in-law Don Wittenburg; grandson Ricky Don Wittenburg; six brothers; and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Higginson Trinity Pentecostal Church of God Building Fund, 100 Rachel Drive, McRae, AR 72102.
Family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Fox Cemetery, Fox. Arrangements by Westbrook, a Smith Family Funeral Home. www.SmithFamilyCares.com