Mrs. Betty Earl Hines, age 70, of Summerville, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009 at LaFayette Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Hines was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on August 28, 1938, daughter of the late Earl Rose and Rosa Bell Bryant Rose. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Creeler with Bigelow-Sanford. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hines was preceded in death by her husband, Claude L. Hines; a son, Donnie Hines; sisters, Frances LeBlanc and Pauline Laney; brothers, Mark McGuire and Marty McGuire; and a granddaughter, Tonya Weaver.

Mrs. Hines is survived by a sons, Jason Hines, Lexington, KY, and Robert Lee Hines, Davidsboro, GA; daughters, Elizabeth Hall, Trion, Terry Hines, Rome, Linda Hines, Subligna, Christy Fowler, Subligna and Kim Mincey, Trion; Brothers, Roy Rose, Flintstone and Nicky McGuire, Dalton; sisters, Shirley Pike, Walker Co., GA, Barbara Millaway, Cleveland, TN, and Marilyn McGuire; 21 Grandchildren and 42 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Hines will be held Monday, January 26, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Norton officiating. Interment will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Grandsons, Caine Railey, Doug Railey, Tracy Hines, Corey Gentry, Nick Hines, A.J. Stricklin, Michael Mincey, Kenneth Hines, Ren Adams, Justin Ward, Jake Hines, Adam Godfrey and Josh Hines. Honorary Pallbearers will be Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Hines will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.