Sen. Donald E. Hines M.D.

Bunkie, Louisiana

Nov 14, 1933 – Jun 18, 2019 (Age 85)


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Bunkie icon and former State Senate President, Dr. Donald Elliott Hines, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at age 85. Born on November 14, 1933, in Bunkie, Hines was a lifelong resident of the community. He practiced as a family physician in Bunkie and was...

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Don and I were classmates at Bunkie High School, and we attended the same church. What I find missing in all these tributes to Don is that none of them mention one of the attributes that I most liked about Don - his marvelous sense of humor that was heightened by his intelligence and observation.
I remember him as a very competent doctor both in medical practice and in bedside manner. He was my mother's doctor, and when she was dying of lung cancer, he helped me in meeting the...

Mrs Jackie, Chris ,Henry and Family,
Sending our love and prayers to you and the family .
With our love
Curtis and Loretta trahan and family

Dr. Hines was a tremendous supporter of education in Avoyelles Parish and the state of Louisiana. He answered every call and responded to every request, a true server leader! He will be sadly missed.

He did so may wonderful Things!!! Prayers for Y'all!!

From the Family of June Swann Darnell

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the Hines family. We are so grateful for all he did for our family. - The Marvin Stuckey family

To the family of Dr. Donald E. Hines M. D., I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure you will miss him dearly. Please find comfort in knowing that we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40. Matthew 5:5.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hines family as they say goodbye to their husband, father, grand and great grandfather. He was a great friend to many and loved by all. May the beautiful memories you shared warm your heart and bring you peace.