|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1911|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2009|
Bess Elizabeth Hines was born November 27, 1911, in Evona, Kentucky, to the late Monroe and Linda Jane Pittman. She was a graduate of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. She worked her way through college in the mid-30s as an assistant home economist in the Appalachian Mountains in Eastern Kentucky. She traveled from home to home on foot, by horse drawn carriage, and occasionally by automobile.
On February 21, 1942, she married Lloyd Hines. Lloyd preceded her in death in 2007. Bess was a teacher in Pulaski County, Kentucky, for 31 years. For 2 of those years, she taught all 8 grades in a one-room school. Lloyd and Bess lived in Nancy, Kentucky, where they had a dairy farm, and later, they moved to Wichita Falls in 1993. Bess was very active in the church, teaching Sunday School and Bible School. She especially enjoyed the children, most of whom she had as students in elementary school. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church where she enjoyed all the fellowship, especially the quilting group.
She is survived by one daughter, Lynda Swenson and husband Gary of Wichita Falls; two granddaughters, Kristin Lee Swenson and husband David of San Rafael, California, and Tamara Holt and husband Jeremy of Middletown, Delaware; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Lee Swenson, Sarah Holt, and Emma Holt; two brothers, Joe Pittman, and Raymond Pittman; four sisters, Nellie Roy, Gladys Mounce, Ruth Turner, and Edith Jasper, all of whom reside in Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2009, at St. Marks United Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Pierce officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2008, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310; or to St. Marks United Methodist Church, 4319 McNeil, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76308.
Achillis Monroe Pittman (1888 - 1959)
Lloyd Hines (1913 - 2007)*
Bess Elizabeth Pittman Hines (1911 - 2009)
Nellie G. Pittman Roy (1924 - 2012)*
Joe Pittman (1928 - 2013)*
Edith Pittman Jasper (1930 - 2015)*
Crestview Memorial Park
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Record added: Jan 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32594259
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May fond memories of you bring comfort to your loved ones; rest in God's eternal peace.|
Added: Mar. 5, 2010
May you rest in peace sweet lady.|
Added: Jan. 3, 2009