Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Franklin Hines Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer/President frank@hinesfuneralhome.com

Franklin obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Cheyney University in Cheyney, Pennsylvania in 1961. He taught in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania public school system for several years before graduating from John Tyler School of Mortuary Science in Chester, Virginia. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need insurance counselor. He is a past governor of the Sixth Congressional District Mortician's Association and a past president of the South Carolina Mortician's Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of the Community Action Agency, Commissioner of the Water and Sewer Authority. He is a past Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Hartsville, South Carolina and served for twenty-two years on Hartsville's City Council. He has served on several bank boards before becoming a founding member of the Heritage Community Bank in Hartsville. He was recently selected as Hartsville's "Citizen of the Year". He is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he has served in many capacities both at the local and the conference level. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

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Carl M. Days Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer/General Manager carl@hinesfuneralhome.com

Carl is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need insurance specialist. A native of Hartsville, South Carolina, he graduated from Fayetteville Technical College with a degree in Funeral Service Education and from Coker College with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. He has been associated with Hines Funeral Home, Inc. since June of 1984. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hartsville United Way and the Board of Directors of The Darlington County 1st Steps. He volunteers as a mentor in the Darlington County School District, the Hartsville Boys & Girls Club and at many of the area's hospice organizations. Carl is a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he serves on the Trustee Board, sings on the Concert Choir and the Men's Ensemble and is associated with Tarry One Hour Ministry. He is married to the former Paula Mack and they enjoy spending quality time with their children and grandchildren.

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J. Khalfani Hines Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer/Office Manager

Khalfani is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  He graduated from Fayetteville Technical College with a degree in Funeral Service Education and from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.  Khalfani has been employed with Hines Funeral Home Inc. since 1996.  He is also Vice President / Secretary of Darlington Memory Gardens. He is a member of Myrtle Lodge P.H.A #64, Past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hartsville Boys & Girls Club, Member of The National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, The South Carolina Morticians Association and the 6th District Morticians Association. Khalfani is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he serves as the Youth Coordinator and the Financial Secretary.  He has one son, Justin and a dog “King”. Khalfani enjoys listening to jazz, watching sports and volunteering in the community.

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Delores Hines Office Manager Darlington Memory Gardens

Delores, a native of Hartsville, South Carolina graduated from Butler High School in 1966. She attended Coker College where she majored in Business Management. Delores worked as a floral designer for Hines Florist during the 1980's and worked with the company for over ten years. Since that time she has been a property manager for several apartment complexes in the area. Delores is a member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church where she is a member of the Power Team, the Missionary Society, the Pastor's Aid and the Souvenir Book Committee. She sings on the Inspirational Choir and the Senior Choir and is a Sunday School teacher.

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Inez B. Lee Office Manager Lamar Facility

Inez is a native of Lamar, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Francis Marion University with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She also holds a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. Inez is a retired school teacher having taught in the Darlington County School District for 35 years. She serves as chairperson of the Darlington County Council on Aging, the director of the Sandy Grove/Cypress Community of Shalom and is a member of the Lamar Revitalization Committee. She is also a volunteer in the schools in the Lamar area. She is a member of Sandy Grove United Methodist Church where she serves in many capacities. Inez is married to Ronnie W. Lee and they are the parents of three children.

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Lunella Williams Associate

Lunella, a 1973 graduate of Hartsville High School, also graduated from Coker College with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She has a Law Enforcement Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and retired as a Senior Special Agent from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). She is a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where she serves as secretary of the Usher Board, treasurer of the JBC Club and is also a Deaconess in training at her church. She is a member of the Palmetto Law Enforcement Officer Association, the Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Mt. Rona Eastern Star Chapter #233 and the Hartsville Branch of the NAACP. She has one daughter, Nikki and two grandchildren, McKenzie and Nicholas.

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Clarence L. James Associate

Clarence, a graduate of Rosenwald High School in Society Hill, SC also graduated from Denmark Technical College with a certification as a Master Barber. He also received a bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State University. He retired after 28 years in public service as a Magistrate for Darlington County, serving seven years on the Town Council of Society Hill, and 22 years in private industry at Nucor, Inc. in Darlington, SC. He was also honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, during which he served a tour of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. He is a member of the Pee Dee Masonic Lodge No. 56, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Disabled American Veterans. He attends the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington and continues to support the ministries of his home church, the Bethesda Baptist Church in Society Hill. He is married to his post high school sweetheart, the former Barbara Sawyer. They reside in the Leavensworth community of Darlington and enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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Darris Evans Associate

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Annie Robinson Assistant Office Manager

Annie is a native of Richmond and White Stone, Virginia. Annie is a graduate of Northwestern High School, Baltimore, Maryland. She continued her education at Community College of Baltimore where she majored in Business Administration.  Annie is a member of Agape Fellowship African Methodist Episcopal Church where she has served as Trustee Pro-Tem, Pastor’s Aid, Church School Superintendent, Teacher, Lay Organization President and has represented the church as Annual Conference Delegate and Sumter District Delegate. She currently serves as a Steward, Church Secretary, Financial Secretary, Christian Education Director, WMS Secretary, Missionary Society Member and Usher. She sings on the Gospel Choir and Missionary Choir.  She enjoys church participation, working on the computer, watching tv – movies, her favorite sports are tennis, golf, and basketball.  Annie has one son, Derrick Arnold.

Franklin Hines

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer/President
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Franklin obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Cheyney University in Cheyney, Pennsylvania in 1961. He taught in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania public school system for several years before graduating from John Tyler School of Mortuary Science in Chester, Virginia. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need insurance counselor. He is a past governor of the Sixth Congressional District Mortician's Association and a past president of the South Carolina Mortician's Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of the Community Action Agency, Commissioner of the Water and Sewer Authority. He is a past Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Hartsville, South Carolina and served for twenty-two years on Hartsville's City Council. He has served on several bank boards before becoming a founding member of the Heritage Community Bank in Hartsville. He was recently selected as Hartsville's "Citizen of the Year". He is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he has served in many capacities both at the local and the conference level. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Carl M. Days

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer/General Manager
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Carl is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need insurance specialist. A native of Hartsville, South Carolina, he graduated from Fayetteville Technical College with a degree in Funeral Service Education and from Coker College with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. He has been associated with Hines Funeral Home, Inc. since June of 1984. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hartsville United Way and the Board of Directors of The Darlington County 1st Steps. He volunteers as a mentor in the Darlington County School District, the Hartsville Boys & Girls Club and at many of the area's hospice organizations. Carl is a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he serves on the Trustee Board, sings on the Concert Choir and the Men's Ensemble and is associated with Tarry One Hour Ministry. He is married to the former Paula Mack and they enjoy spending quality time with their children and grandchildren.

J. Khalfani Hines

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer/Office Manager
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Khalfani is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  He graduated from Fayetteville Technical College with a degree in Funeral Service Education and from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.  Khalfani has been employed with Hines Funeral Home Inc. since 1996.  He is also Vice President / Secretary of Darlington Memory Gardens. He is a member of Myrtle Lodge P.H.A #64, Past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hartsville Boys & Girls Club, Member of The National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, The South Carolina Morticians Association and the 6th District Morticians Association. Khalfani is a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he serves as the Youth Coordinator and the Financial Secretary.  He has one son, Justin and a dog “King”. Khalfani enjoys listening to jazz, watching sports and volunteering in the community.

Delores Hines

Office Manager Darlington Memory Gardens
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Delores, a native of Hartsville, South Carolina graduated from Butler High School in 1966. She attended Coker College where she majored in Business Management. Delores worked as a floral designer for Hines Florist during the 1980's and worked with the company for over ten years. Since that time she has been a property manager for several apartment complexes in the area. Delores is a member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church where she is a member of the Power Team, the Missionary Society, the Pastor's Aid and the Souvenir Book Committee. She sings on the Inspirational Choir and the Senior Choir and is a Sunday School teacher.

Inez B. Lee

Office Manager Lamar Facility
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Inez is a native of Lamar, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Francis Marion University with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She also holds a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. Inez is a retired school teacher having taught in the Darlington County School District for 35 years. She serves as chairperson of the Darlington County Council on Aging, the director of the Sandy Grove/Cypress Community of Shalom and is a member of the Lamar Revitalization Committee. She is also a volunteer in the schools in the Lamar area. She is a member of Sandy Grove United Methodist Church where she serves in many capacities. Inez is married to Ronnie W. Lee and they are the parents of three children.

Lunella Williams

Associate
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Lunella, a 1973 graduate of Hartsville High School, also graduated from Coker College with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She has a Law Enforcement Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and retired as a Senior Special Agent from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). She is a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where she serves as secretary of the Usher Board, treasurer of the JBC Club and is also a Deaconess in training at her church. She is a member of the Palmetto Law Enforcement Officer Association, the Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Mt. Rona Eastern Star Chapter #233 and the Hartsville Branch of the NAACP. She has one daughter, Nikki and two grandchildren, McKenzie and Nicholas.

Clarence L. James

Associate
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Clarence, a graduate of Rosenwald High School in Society Hill, SC also graduated from Denmark Technical College with a certification as a Master Barber. He also received a bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State University. He retired after 28 years in public service as a Magistrate for Darlington County, serving seven years on the Town Council of Society Hill, and 22 years in private industry at Nucor, Inc. in Darlington, SC. He was also honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, during which he served a tour of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. He is a member of the Pee Dee Masonic Lodge No. 56, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Disabled American Veterans. He attends the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington and continues to support the ministries of his home church, the Bethesda Baptist Church in Society Hill. He is married to his post high school sweetheart, the former Barbara Sawyer. They reside in the Leavensworth community of Darlington and enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Darris Evans

Associate
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Coming soon...

Annie Robinson

Assistant Office Manager
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Annie is a native of Richmond and White Stone, Virginia. Annie is a graduate of Northwestern High School, Baltimore, Maryland. She continued her education at Community College of Baltimore where she majored in Business Administration.  Annie is a member of Agape Fellowship African Methodist Episcopal Church where she has served as Trustee Pro-Tem, Pastor’s Aid, Church School Superintendent, Teacher, Lay Organization President and has represented the church as Annual Conference Delegate and Sumter District Delegate. She currently serves as a Steward, Church Secretary, Financial Secretary, Christian Education Director, WMS Secretary, Missionary Society Member and Usher. She sings on the Gospel Choir and Missionary Choir.  She enjoys church participation, working on the computer, watching tv – movies, her favorite sports are tennis, golf, and basketball.  Annie has one son, Derrick Arnold.