HINES, Billie Nell: 1925 – 2012

Billie Nell Whatley Hines, 86, of Quanah, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Hollinshead, pastor of First Christian Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Goodlett, a daughter of the late Dave Wood and Grace Zelma (Downs) Whatley. She and Homer Howard Hines were married Sept. 14, 1944, in Goodlett. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2005. A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the owner of The What Shop, manager of the Western Union, and a former employee of Security National Bank.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jack Smith and Bob Martin, and two brothers, Del and Tom Whatley.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Turner of Wichita Falls and Lea Ann Loveless of Quanah; a son, Larry Hines of Quanah; three sisters, LaRuth Patterson and Judy Rosser, both of Amarillo, and Kay Simpson of Denton; three brothers, Lester Ray Whatley of Garden City, Kan., Jim Whatley of Borger, and Tony Whatley of California; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time on Friday.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.