|May 14, 1926 - June 22, 2015
Marjorie Maxine Hines, 89 of Bentonville, AR passed away, Monday,
June 22, 2015 at her residence in Bentonville, surrounded by her family.
She was born May 14th, 1926 in Nashville, AR to Virgil F. and Alta
Rhea Hooks McCauley.
Maxine married Benjamin Gee Hines on August 31, 1947. They met in
college at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR and Ben was
immediately smitten. They were cheerleaders together before WWII
took Ben to France, Germany and Austria. Having survived being
separated by the Army for 2 years they married their senior year. She
was quite popular on campus and Ben was afraid she might get away so
he issued the ultimatum—now or never. She chose now and worked
faithfully in each community where he pastored. She was the perfect
Ministers Wife, even though she had no idea she was marrying a United
Methodist Minister. After teaching in Camden, AR, Ft. Worth, TX and a
move to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville they packed up their 2
young children, Susan and David to head for seminary at Perkins School
of Theology on the SMU campus in Dallas.
She was an educator in every sense of the word, not only working side
by side with her husband in the United Methodist Church but also
teaching Home Economics in the public schools in each of the towns
where they served. She was part of the group who created “Challenged
Children Curriculum” for the Little Rock School District. She is
credited with starting the Dorcas Ministry in 8 United Methodist
churches. These groups make and deliver baby layettes to area
hospitals, as well as other groups. She was always active in the United
Methodist Women’s Organization serving many years on the Bazaar
committee for each church. She was on the Board of Directors for the
Bentonville Women’s Shelter and was instrumental in the development
of the Women’s Shelter Thrift Store. She trained and served as a
Stephen Minister, was a member and past officer of the Bentonville PEO
Chapter Cl, and a mentor for the many families who lived in the
Havenwood Apartment furnished and maintained by the First United
After serving in the ministry for 40 years and living in parsonages, she
and Ben retired to Bentonville in their very own house. She spent many
hours making it the perfect home and together they created their Garden
where they spent countless hours each summer. They could often be seen
holding hands as they sat on the deck together surveying their
handiwork. Theirs was a love that grew stronger each day. As one
friend said, ‘When you think of one you can’t help but think on the other’,
because the ‘other’ was usually only a few steps behind.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, The Reverend Doctor
Benjamin Gee Hines; one son, David Gee Hines and wife, Susan of
Edmond, OK; one daughter, Susan Kennedy and husband, Pat of
Bentonville; four grandchildren, Ben Bogle and wife, Sarah of Sandestin,
FL, Erin Easley and husband, Jason of Gravette, AR, Scott Hines of
Oklahoma City, OK, Megan Gaines and husband, Zac of Edmond, OK; 5
great-grandchildren, Brittney Easley, Lukas Easley, Harper Gaines,
Tatum Gaines, Annie Gaines and many, many dear friends who were
touched by Maxine’s beautiful life.
Memorials may be made to: Bentonville First United Methodist Church
Dorcas Ministry, 201 Northwest 2nd Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 or
the Women’s Shelter, 1622 South 8th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or to
Havenwood, 808 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00PM, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at
Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.
Funeral Services will be at 12:00 Noon, Friday, June 26, 2015 at First
United Methodist Church in Bentonville with the Reverend Dr. Kurt
Boggan and the Reverend Rex Dickey officiating. Burial will be in the
We are sorry to hear of Maxine's passing. She was such a warm,
supportive wife, mother and friend. We think of all of you fondly and you
are in our prayers now.
Mike and Nancy &”Sissy” McQuary Dougherty
Ben and family,
Jim and I offer our deepest sympathy. Maxine was a treasure God gave
to those of us from Camden and in high school while the two of you
taught. Our young lives were influenced and molded by your teaching
and life and that even our adulthood touched because you never forgot
We will not forget,
Jim and Sheila Newton
As a PEO, I, Sheila, mourn a beautiful sister.
Ben, Pat and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and the entire Hines
family on the loss of Maxine. What a beautiful life.
All our best, J.Floyd and Pat Kyser
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