Melvin Ray Hines, 58, of Ash, died on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
He was born February 6, 1954, in Brunswick County, to the late Harry and Sybil Tripp Hines.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and the North Carolina National Guard.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Cheryl, for nine beautiful years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Renee Hernandez of Windsor, Amy Wilkins of Heathsville, Va., and Frances Gieseke of Philadelphia, Pa.; sons, Daniel Hines of Windsor, Robert Donitzen of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ryan Donitzen of Wilmington; brothers, Buddy Hines of Longwood, and Stephen and Lonnie Hines, both of Ash; a sister, Sharon Lucas of Ash; eight grandchildren,; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Little River Community Church, Little River, S.C. by the Rev. Wayne Ellis. Burial was set to follow in Smith Family Cemetery in Ash.
The family was set to receive friends from11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.