Valdosta Daily Times

August 28, 2013

Betty Hines Johnston


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Betty Hines Johnston, 79, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 24, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Birmingham, Ala., and moved to Yulee 23 years ago from Valdosta, Ga. Betty was a member of Yulee Baptist Church and was a devoted wife and mother. She dearly loved her children and loved visiting her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Hines Sr.; and her parents, R.R. Gay and Myrtice Gay.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Jim Johnston of Yulee, Fla.; sons, Harry Hines Jr. (Lou-Beth) of Brunswick, Ga. and Timothy Hines (Beth) of Valdosta, Ga.; daughters, Cheryl Newberry (Tommy) of Colquitt, Ga., Kay New (Andy) of Venice, Fla., and Kimberly Smith of Quitman, Ga.; brother, Russell Gay of Yulee, Fla.; and sister, Barbara Horton of Mayo, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Yulee Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Sides officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Yulee Baptist Church Building Fund.

For more information and to sign Betty’s online register book, please visit the Green Pine website at www.greenpinefuneral.com. — Arrangements by Green Pine Funeral Home, Yulee, Fla.