Don C. Hines, Ph.D., age 64 of Troy, Alabama, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 26,2009, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Dr. Hines is a native of Hopewell, MS and has made Troy his home for many years. He is survived by his wife Candace Kendrick Hines, his daughter and son-in-law Britney and Jeremy Asher, his sons David Ebarb and Daniel Ebarb, his grandsons Brodee Asher and Alex Asher, father-in-law Rev. Dr. Paul D. Kendrick, his brother-in-law Milton (Carol) Kendrick, his brother-in-law Ronald (Nita) Kendrick, his brother-in-law Russell (Donna) Kendrick, his sister-in-law Lisa (Ronnie) Smoke, his cousins Curtis (Margie) Hines, Beth (Neil) Davis, Frank Hines, Leslie Hines, Laura (Tom) Hines Roberson, Tamlin Hines, Savannah Hines, Lorraine (Warren) Hodges, Sue (Charlie) Oxner, other cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends who have become family. He is preceded in death by his father, Bryant Craig Hines, his mother Dollie Doyle Hines and his mother-in-law Mavis Eddins Kendrick
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy, Alabama. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 28, from 5 – 8 pm. The funeral service will be on Saturday, August 29, at 11:00 am at the Green Hills Funeral Home with the burial to follow in the cemetery with Rev. Loyd Hodge, Rev. Dr. Paul Kendrick and Rev. Jack White officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby Jones, Darnell Plunkett, Leroy Harvard, Grover Hamm, Tommy Manns, Mike Adams, Dale Sharp and Neal Justice.
Dr. Hines spent much of his career in the Alabama higher education system. He served as president of the University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama, from 1994-1998 after serving as Dean of the School of Business in the 1980’s. He has served as Dean of the Sorrell College of Business, Troy University, twice in his career. Between his tenure at the University of West Alabama and Troy University, he served on the cabinet of Governor Guy Hunt’s administration as Division Chief of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Dr. Hines was a member and deacon of Ansley Baptist Church as well as the adult Sunday School teacher. He has served as sound technician and was the driving force behind the creation of Homeward Bound Gospel Quartet, an outreach ministry of Ansley Baptist Church for the last ten years. Dr. Hines was instrumental in starting a rodeo team at both The University of West Alabama (Don C. Hines Rodeo Complex) and Troy University.
If an alternative to sending flowers is desired, the family requests that donations be made to the Don C. Hines Endowed Scholarship Fund, c/o Troy University Foundation, Troy University, Troy, AL .
Green Hills Funeral Home – (334) 670-9604. Is honored to serve the family of Dr. Don C. Hines.