Mr. Frank King Hines went to be with Our Lord on February 19th, at Haven Hospice in Lake City. A life long Columbia County Floridian, Frank was born June 20, 1926. One of ten children, he was the oldest son of Clarence and Grace King Hines. Frank was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he lived in Branford for a few years farming for the Griffin brothers, before returning to Lake City working at Guerdon Industries and Homes of Merit until his retirement. Always a good hearted, joyful and loving man, Frank married Nina Fountain Perkins, a young widow with two children who he loved and raised as his own. He and Nina farmed corn, tobacco, peanuts and hogs until age and health caught up with him. During their almost fifty-three years of marriage, they enjoyed travelling all over the southeastern USA, especially the mountains, spending many happy days at their own cabin in Blairsville, GA. Frank was of the Baptist faith and faithfully attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for over 50 years. Frank is survived by his wife, Nina Hines of the home, son Cy Perkins (Mary Lou) of Lake City, daughter Patty Coxe (Bob) of Woodstock, GA, son Frank Ray Hines (Terri) of Lake City, sister Mary Lane (Ernest) of Lake City, and brothers Joe Hines (Fan) of Palatka, and Wayne Hines (Candace) of Lake City along with numerous nieces and nephews. Three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
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Funeral services for Mr. Hines will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Fritz Fountain officiating. Interment with Military Honors will immediately follow. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 Thursday evening in the Chapel of the funeral home. While flowers are welcome if you so choose the family requests that donations be made to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1205 S.W. Mt. Carmel Ave., Lake City, FL 32024 or to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund, 1630 S.W. Mount Carmel Ave., Lake City, FL 32024. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Feb. 20, 2013