|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1881|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1943|
OBIT from: SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT, Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida:
"Veterans Bard Eulogizes Joe Hinely; 'Final Taps' Is Sounded --
From the pen of Ed. G. Clayton, the world War veterans' bard Monticella, this week came a final salute of the Florida department of the American to the late Joe Hinely who was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Mosely Hall [sic], Madison county, October 21 [sic].
Mr. Hinely was a veteran of the last World War, serving as captain in the Infantry overseas, and was long active in the American Legion program of Florida. The salute follows:
'So you're gone, Joe-the last Roll-Call and Taps, the soldier's tribute to soldier dead. Well, you played the game clean, fast and on the level, both in France with the American Expeditionary Forces as a Captain, and with the Army of Occupation after the Armistice, World War I, to return home to civil life and rise high in the esteem of your fellow citizens in Live Oak you honored you with election as Mayor for three terms, and to earn the designation of 'Squareshooter'-a word which covers more territory than any other in the dictionary.
'Then there was your whole-souled work in the Legion, which your home Post Live Oak, recognized by elevating you to Post commander, and the Department of Florida by appointment to important departmental committees. Sure, the Legion liked you Joe, and you liked the Legion, yet you found time to follow the tenets, service and philosophy of Masonry, the Rotary and Elks, to add to these great fraternities the sum total of your gift for spreading sunshine, common sense etched with sound business judgment, and a hard-bitten sense of sympathy for the 'Under Dog'. Yea, you fought hard Joe, but you fought clean-- even those whose toes you stepped upon as the situation demanded concede that much, if no more.
'Well, the line thins out Joe. Another decade or so and the 'Iron Men' of 1917-18-19 will have
Passed in Review, so, we of the Legion note your passing, feel an inner sense of heartache at the loss of a Buddy, a comrade at Arms, bowing to the inevitable majesty of God in your instructions to report to the Commanding General of the Universe- Even so.
'To your brother, State Senator Sid A. Hinely; your sisters, Mrs. Vans Randell and Mrs. Charles
Morrow of St. Petersburg; Mrs. Mary Hoyt Morrow of Madison, and Mrs. Rupert Harris, Raleigh, N. C., the Legion salutes your memory in sympathy and kindly thought to them in their deep sorrow, and echoes Auf Wiedersehen-So Long, Joe, see you at the Last Retreat."
"Joe Hinely of Live Oak Dies; Former Mayor Succumbs After Long Illness--LIVE OAK, Oct. 23. -Funeral services will be held here and in Madison tomorrow afternoon for Joe Hinely, 62, a former captain in the U. S. Army and long prominently identified with the commercial government and civic life of this section of Florida.
He died early this morning after a year's illness in the Veterans Hospital in Lake City.
Hinely had been associated with his brother, State Sen. Sid A. Hinely, in various business activities here for the past 40 years.
Three times he served Live Oak as mayor and the past few years he had been postmaster. He was relieved of the responsibility on October 1 because of his lingering illness.
He served in the First World War as a captain in the infantry and with the Army of Occupation in Germany at the war's conclusion. Hinely was actively identified with the American Legion and had served the local past as commander, also holding offices in the Florida Department of the Legion.
He was a Mason, Shriner, Elk and Rotarian.
Immediate survivors include the brother, Senator Hinely of Live Oak; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Hoyt Morrow, Madison; Mrs. Charles Morrow and Mrs. Vans Randell, both of St. Petersburg; and Mrs. Ruppert Harris, Raleigh, N.C.
Services will be conducted here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Conner at 4 P. M. and internment will take place at 5 P. M. in the family cemetery in Madison."
[Original Newspaper Obituaries courtesy of Ida Dunn Harris (Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald Parnell, II), niece.]
Leonard Lewis Hinely (1837 - 1895)
Laura Fair Beggs Hinely (1854 - 1907)
Sidney Archie Hinely (1873 - 1951)*
America Fair Hinely Blair (1875 - 1905)*
Infant Son Hinely (1877 - 1877)*
Israel J Hinely (1878 - 1878)*
Ida Bird Hinely Dunn (1879 - 1920)*
Joseph Gordon Hinely (1881 - 1943)
Mary Hoyt Hinely Morrow (1883 - 1954)*
Shelly Hinely Morrow (1885 - 1965)*
Julia Willie Hinely Randell (1888 - 1949)*
Mattie Lou Hinely (1890 - 1895)*
Nellie Beggs Hinely Harris (1894 - 1960)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Section II, west end: Hinely lot, enclosed by low marble fence
Created by: L.F. Randell
Record added: May 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52478829