Carmen J. Hines

Carmen J. Hines, Age 79, of Pawnee, TX passed away on January 29, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Carmen was born on August 12, 1937 in Bleiblerville, TX to the late Rudolph H. and Norma  Sturm Bayer.  On March 27, 1959 she married Donald Hines in Castroville,TX.  She enjoyed 58 years with the man of her dreams and together they built a life of farming and ranching. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and creating patterns of new designs.   She retired from the F.B.I after 30 years of service, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pawnee, where she loved to sing and was on numerous committees.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph H and Norma Sturm Bayer; a brother, Ralph Bayer and a granddaughter Amelia Mayfield.  She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Hines; daughters, Donna Bartels and husband Hilmer of MCQueeny,and the father of her children Donald Rylant, Cynthia Mayfield and husband Paul of La Vernia; sons, William Hines of LaVernia, mother of his sons Jennifer Hines, William’s special friend Lisa Hellman, James Hines and wife Marla of Yukon, OK; sister, Dorothy Kothman of Dime Box; 11 grandchildren Dawna and Dustin Poe, Dana and Jason Austin , Katie and Luke Ryan, Matthew Mayfield, William Cody Hines, William Beau Hines, Craig Drury Hines, Cheyenne Hines, Channa Hines, Chalee Hines and Chelsey Hines.   9 great-grandchildren, Hayden, Jayden, Emma, Liam, Whitney, Anastasia, Cierra, Dylan and Charlie.  Numerous nieces and nephews.  Family Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2PM at the Pawnee First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Brewer officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pawnee Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Pawnee First Baptist Church.  Pallbearers will be Douglas Ellisor, Henry Pullin, Daniel Andrews, Samuel Andrews, Earl Bayer,