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William Ernest Hine
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1858
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1943
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Published Limestone Democrat, Athens, AL, Thursday, September 16, 1943

Ernest Hine, 84, A Former Mayor, Buried Tuesday.

Ernest Hine, scion of two of Limestone's oldest and most prominent families, died at his home on West Washington Street Sunday night after a long period of enfeebled health.

His body was interred in the City Cemetery beside that of his wife, Mrs. Kate Anderson Hine, who preceded him in death a few years ago.

Mr. Hine was born in Athens on December 3, 1858, and thus would have been 85 years of age had he lived until his next birthday three months hence.

He was the son of the late William Anson Hine and Letitia Sloss Hine, the former for many years one of Athens' leading businessmen and religious leaders.

Mr. Hine, during his eight and a half decades of life had been prominent in many of Athens' forward moves. Aside from serving as mayor from 1916 to 1920, Mr. Hine was one of the organizers of the Limestone County Fair Association, which did much for the improvement of livestock and farming methods. Termed a theorist by some, Mr. Hine's methods have long since been amply proven correct in practical application.

Mr. Hine was a man of aesthetic tastes, an advocate of improved educational facilities and a lover of music. For many years he was a member of the choir of the Athens First Methodist Church, of which he was a loyal member.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by his pastor, Dr. B.T. Waites, McConnell directing.

The following served as active pallbearers: D.L. Yarbrough, A.L. Clem, J.W. Chambers Jr., John M. McDonald, Fred Martin and Benton S. Turrentine.

Honorary pallbearers were A.B. Crutcher, J.G. Mason, W.G. Martin, Ben Jaffe, T.W. Woodroof, M.F. Whitt, I.B. Lerman, George C. Johnson, W.W. Malone, A.J. Grisham, T.E. Gilbert, R.N. Cartwright, Judge A.M. McConnell, R.B. Stonestreet, R.H. Walker, G.H. Wood, L.D. Glaze, R.H. Richardson, D.G. Looney, M.M. and D.L. Rosenau.

Surviving Mr. Hine are three daughters, Mrs. J.E. Clem, Mrs. Robert S. Beattie and Miss Henrietta Hine, of Athens; one son, Butler P. A. Hine of Decatur, and a number of grandchildren, to all whom the tenderest sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.
Family links: 
  William Anson Hine (1822 - 1894)
  Kate Adair Anderson Hine (1862 - 1939)
  Letitea Ione Hine (1881 - 1881)*
  William Anson Hine (1883 - 1918)*
  Clara Hine Clem (1890 - 1980)*
  Henrietta Eloise Hine (1896 - 1977)*
  Cornelius Hine (1845 - 1851)*
  William Ernest Hine (1858 - 1943)
*Calculated relationship
Athens City Cemetery
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot #173
Created by: Mary Jo
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
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William Ernest Hine
Added by: Mary Jo
William Ernest Hine
Added by: Mary Jo
William Ernest Hine
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 Added: Sep. 1, 2009

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