American Veteran 01

Emmitt Hines, Jr.

July 13, 1950 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 71)

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A Soldier never truly dies

Even after the battles cease

Your courage and bravery

Allowed us to rest in peace

The sacrifices you endured

Too many for us to compute

So we honor you with heads held high

To render your final salute


                                                            POETIC VIEWS


In Appreciation

Our deepest gratitude to all for your encouragement through prayers, words of comfort, cards, gifts, and other acts of kindness. A special thank you to the medical team and staff at the VA Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas for the specialized care administered to our loved one; to the staff at Donaldson Funeral Home for their care and professionalism in assisting and guiding us through this process; to the men and women of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Virginia for choosing to serve their fellow servicemembers in such an honorable way, we say, “thank you for your service;” to our brother, Richard Gary for listening to God’s voice and producing a beautiful and appropriate poem; to Evangelist Scott Davis, our sincere gratitude for your kindness and willingness to support our family during this time of bereavement—Emmitt’s Family


Interment with Honors: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

January 25, 2022          8 a.m.

Homegoing Celebration

In Loving Memory


Command Sergeant Major Emmitt Hines, Jr.

          Alpha                                                    Omega

    July 13, 1950                                     November 9, 2021


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Emmitt Hines, Jr was born the eldest of five children to the union of Emmett, Sr and Ruth Hines. Emmitt was born in Warren, Arkansas. He learned about Jesus Christ at an early age and became a member of Union Hill Missionary Church in Warren.


While at the University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff), he was drafted into the US Army serving continuously in the Military Police Corps until his retirement in 1995. He served in military units around the world including Germany, Honduras, South Korea and in the States. By the time he retired, he had progressed to the highest rank that an enlisted soldier in the United States Army could attain, that of Command Sergeant Major. For his many years of service and his sacrifice, he was awarded several distinguished medals including the Legion of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and various other awards and certificates. After his military retirement, he continued to hone and use his law enforcement skills as a civilian contractor working in countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Affectionately known as “Sonny” to close family and friends, and as “Buck” to many, many others, he first came to Maryland in 1985 when he was reassigned to Fort George G. Meade after his second tour in West Germany. Upon his final retirement as a civilian, he established roots here and settled in Upper Marlboro where he lived until his passing. Until his illness Buck enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family and friends, fishing in the waters around his beloved hometown of Warren alongside his brothers, cousins, and childhood friends and spending lots of quality time with Noah, the youngest of his grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Gregory R. Montague; sister, Betty Hines Watson; brother, Gary Hines; and nephew, Jason A. Hines.


He leaves to cherish his memory life partner, Linda Allen of Upper Marlboro, MD; three sons, Emmitt Hines III (Deanna) of Austin, TX; Michael Oats (Takisha) of Aurora, CO; and Ernest M. Hines (Brittany Harris) of Baltimore, MD; three daughters, Al-Nisa M. Aduwu (Meshack) of Laurel, MD;  Kiara Hines and Kylia Hines both of Palm Coast, FL; two brothers, Fred Harden (Ernestine) and Glen Hines both of Warren; four sisters, Alice Stokes of Milwuakee, WI; Ruth Harden of San Diego, CA; Lorraine Kashmire of Little Rock, AR; and Carolyn Hines McCoy  of Warren; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, a host of other family and friends. We miss him dearly.


Order of Service

Lead Evangelist Scott Davis,

Greater Baltimore Church


Visitation               12 p.m.           

Call to Order         (1 p.m.)                     Evan. Scott Davis

Photo Slideshow                                    Donaldson Funeral Home


   Old Testament                                               Emmitt Hines III

   New Testament                                              Leah Aduwu

Prayer of Comfort                                             Meshack Aduwu

Acknowledgements                                          Michael Austin

Reflections                                                       (up to 2 minutes)

Obituary                                                           Bobby Courtney                                                          


  and Closing Prayer                                         Evan. Scott Davis


Visitation Continues                                         until 4 p.m.      





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January 24, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Graveside Service with Military Honors
January 25, 2022

9:00 AM
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22211

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