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10/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Al Hines

Albert Rinda Hines
(24 Sept 1947 - 13 Oct 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad if somewhat belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. Al Hines, Class of 1965, passed away at his home in Hayes on Thursday, October 13, 2016, just nineteen days after his 69th birthday.

  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 10/21/16, 2:11 PM:

Carol, again there's bad news for our class.

I saw in the Daily Press last week that Albert Hines passed away. I checked your website and didn't see anything about him so wasn't sure if you knew it.... Maybe one of these days, there'll be more good news to share. Thanks so much for everything you do for us Alumni!

   Oh, Sandi! Thank you so much for telling me this! Though I knew his name, I never knew Al, so in reading this obituary last week, I was able to pretend that this wasn't really "our" Al! Our prayers and sympathies are extended to his family.

From the Daily Press - 10/15/16:

      Albert R. Hines
    HAYES - Albert Rinda "Al" Hines, 69, died at his home October 13, 2016, with loved ones at his side.

Al was retired from civil service as a Contract Administrator, Naval Weapon Station. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, the Achilles Masonic Lodge NO. 281 AF and AM; and the Order of Eastern Star Pocahontas Chapter 103, Williamsburg.

Al loved drag racing, especially in his own 1967 Camero, and he was a life-long Redskin fan. Al loved his family, and his absence in our lives will be deeply missed. May his wonderful spirit live on, and may his memory be eternal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Sarah M. Hines; step-mother, Dallas Hines; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Christine Thomas; and brother-in-law, Lowell Thomas.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara T. Hines; daughters, Andrea Fuentes (Hector) and Christina Green (Michael); grandchildren, Alexis, Justin and Alyssa; great-granddaughter, Kate; brother, Thomas H. Hines (Donna); nephews, Jeremy, Kevin and Chris; and sister-in-law, Myra Thomas.

Al Hines
  Funeral services officiated by Reverend Richard Whiteheart will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2016, at Union Baptist Church, Hayes.

Interment with Masonic Rites will follow in Gloucester Point Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.

In Al's memory, contributions may be given to the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 9, Bena, VA 23018 or Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Family and friends may share condolences and memories at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on October 15, 2016.

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October 14, 2016, 5:23 PM


~ Arlie and Joyce Weatherman

October 15, 2016, 10:48 AM

  Barbara Sue and family, Butch and I will fondly remember Big Al for his love of drag racing. He was a wonderful person, funny and a hard worker. I know you were the love of his life. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Barbara Jean

Barbara Hogge

October 17, 2016, 12:34 PM

The Shinn Family

~ Lori Shinn

October 17, 2016

Barbara Sue and family,
Have been and will be keeping you all in my prayers during this time of loss.
Allow the Lord to wrap His loving arms around you and bring you the comfort only He can give.
Love and prayers,

~ Betty Jane Belch, Achilles, Virginia

October 17, 2016

Rest in Peace, Al. You will be sorely missed. Bobbie, you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Love and prayers,
Susan Bushee

October 17, 2016

  Extending my heartfelt sympathies on your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you and will sustain you during your difficult times.

~ Susan Haywood - Jenkins, Hayes, Virginia

October 17, 2016

Barbara Sue and family, My heart goes out to all of you and your family. May the Lord comfort you at this time and continue to strengthen you each day as you heal from the loss of your husband. I still have wonderful memories of all of you. Be Blessed, Betsy

October 18, 2016


Wayne and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Linda and Wayne Walthall
~ Linda Walthall, Gloucester Point, Virginia

October 19, 2016

Dear Hines family:

I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to your entire family. Losing a loved one in death is one is one of the hardest things that anyone will ever have to deal with. There is a great hope held out to us for the future because God promises to bring those we lost back to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. I hope this brief message will bring you a measure of comfort in this difficult

October 22, 2016



October 22, 2016



October 22, 2016


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Al's family, friends, and classmates.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Masonic Emblem courtesy of - 06/15/07

Order of the Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of - 12/20/07

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