Mr. James W. "Buddy" Hines, age 63, of LaFayette, GA died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Hutcheson Medical Center.

Mr. Hines was born May 25, 1946 in Trion, GA the son of the late James Milton and Lillie Mae Davis Hines. He was retired from the City of LaFayette Water Department. He was an avid race fan and he loved to fish and do woodworking. Other than his parents, Mr. Hines was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Hines.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Cliff Cordle, Trion, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Leroy Hall, Trion, GA, Patricia and Lamar Rich, Trion, GA; brother, Michael Hines, Summerville, GA; grandchildren, Daniel Cordle and Tyler Cordle; great grand child, Cannon Cordle; special friends, Vernon Hatcher, Michelle Osborn, and Ray Pettyjohn.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p. m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Vernon Hatcher, Maxey Colbert, Stan Nix, Daniel Cordle, Tyler Cordle, and Glenn Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be all employees of the City of LaFayette Water Department, Ray Pettyjohn, Ron Marshall, and Bucky Weaver.

Mr. Hines will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p. m. Thursday, April 1, 2010.