William ‘Bill’ Hines

Published 5:40 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. William “Bill” Hines of Wesson will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven, with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

     Mr. Hines, 64, died at his residence on Dec. 10, 2012. He was born in Alexandria, La. on Feb. 23, 1948 to Henry A. and Ethlyn Smith Hines.

     Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 from 5 until 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of services.

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     Bill is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan Frick Hines of Wesson, and by his daughters, Melissa Hines Ritchie and her husband Robin of Brookhaven and Mary Susan Hines Dorsey and her husband Matt of Fort Belvoir, Va., and a sister, Judy McManemin of Ball, La., his father-in-law, Elvin Frick (Sally) of Fort Smith, Ark., a brother-in-law, Ford Frick (Brenda) of Lafayette, La., sisters-in-law, Shell Frick of Fort Smith, Ark., Laura Frick Pogue (David) of Kaplan, La., Lou Ann Blocker (Carson) of Vancouver, Wash. and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Bill is also survived by his two granddaughters, Mollie Ritchie Goldman and her husband Blake and Mackenzie Wray Ritchie, all of Brookhaven. Paw Paw was anxiously awaiting the spring birth of his first great-grandchild whom he planned to spoil.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law, Margaret Wray Frick of Fort Smith, Ark., and by a brother-in-law, John Michael Frick of Alexandria, La.

     Pallbearers will be Roger Hunt, Milton Daniels, Robin Ritchie, Matt Dorsey, Miles Brehan and Ford Frick.

     Honorary pallbearers are Jay Richardson, Timothy Richardson, Blake Goldman, Jamie Frick and Brad Frick.

     Bill was a 1968 graduate of Poland High School in Poland, La. He was one of those people who actually did ride his horse to school.

     Bill was a retired truck driver and had driven millions of accident free miles. He was the owner of B and S Trucking and a lifetime member of OOIDA (Owner Operators Independent Drivers Assn.). He had traveled 46 of the 48 continental United States in his trucking career. He began driving a truck as a teenager and had recently retired due to failing health.

     He was Methodist, having joined the church at a young age. He loved Gospel music and his favorite Scripture was the 23rd Psalm.

     Before his health began to decline, Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had bagged several trophy deer in his lifetime and had passed his love of hunting to his daughters and granddaughters. He taught his father-in-law how to catch fish with a yo-yo and how to go crawfishing. He spent most weekends in the woods or on the lake enjoying the outdoors.

     He supported the Lincoln County 4-H and was a member of the Lincoln County Livestock Association. He was very proud that his granddaughters were 4-H members, and he attended their livestock exhibits and banquets when his health permitted.

     Since his retirement, he found pleasure in woodworking. He handcrafted wood chimes, crosses and bird and butterfly houses. He liked to give them as gifts to friends and family and had donated several for fundraisers in the community.

     The family asks that any donations be made to the American Heart Association or to Heucks Retreat Baptist Church’s Mission Team.

     To express your thoughts to the family, you may visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave a comment.