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Ross M. Hines, 86, of Gloucester, born Aug. 8, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, died Aug. 4, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Lee and Ruth M. Hines; grandparents, Lela and Mattoon Attles; sisters, Henrietta Clemmons, Elaine Rice and brother, Wilbur Hines.

He graduated from Mary Potter Albion Academy in Oxford, North Carolina. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina Central University and his Master of Arts from Michigan State University.
Mr. Hines was employed by the Newport News Public School System, moving from teacher, coach, principal to his retirement as Assistant Superintendent. He was a member of The First United Baptist Church, Gloucester, Virginia; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, founding member of Virginia Peninsula Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Incorporated, and former chairman of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Clara M. Hines; brother, Thomas Hines Sr.; four children, Stephen Hines, Shevawn Thompson, Zachary Hines, Rosilyn Taylor; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private service. A public memorial/Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Peninsula Chapter of the 100 Black Men—Ross M. Hines Memorial Scholarship Fund, or checks payable to 100 Black Men, P.O. Box 2400, Newport News, Va. 23609.