Wallace Harold “Wally” Hines


Wallace Harold “Wally” Hines, 98, of Columbus, formerly of Scipio, passed away at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus.

Born on March 15, 1924, in Scipio, he was the son of the late Wallace A. and Madge M. (Perry) Hines. He married Marybelle Craig on December 18, 1943, in Vernon; she survives.

Wally was a 1942 graduate of Scipio High School. He worked for Cummins Engine Company for 40 plus years. While at Cummins he worked with Ingersoll Engineering and developed the block line that is still in use today. Wally was a member of Scipio Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and was on the committee on ministry for Ohio Valley Presbytery, he was a lay minister and pastored various small churches including Smyrna-Monroe Presbyterian Church and Jefferson Canaan Church for many years. He served on the committee to establish the Scipio Volunteer Fire Department. Wally was an outdoors person and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, cutting wood, woodworking, gardening and playing baseball.

Surviving with his wife of 78 years Marybelle; are his sons, W. Wesley (Machel) Hines and T. Scott (Tamika) Hines, both of Scipio; his daughters, Rebecca Ann Umphrey of North Vernon, Boni Fewell of The Villages, Florida, and Laura (Kevin) Johnson of Columbus; sister, Mary Burkman of Columbus; grandchildren, Craig Umphrey, Jon Fewell, Sarah Fewell, Robert Fewell, Chad Fewell, Andra Baker, Erin Estes, Emily Moorman, Joby Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Jessica Marshall and Matthew Hines; and twenty three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clyde Hines, and James Hines; and sons in-law, James Umphrey and Scott Fewell.

A funeral service for Wally will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Dove-Sharp &Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with the Rev. Kendall Wildey officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until the time of the service. Burial will follow in the Scipio Cemetery in Scipio.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent due to allergies in the family.

Memorials in honor of Wally may be made through the funeral home to Scipio Presbyterian Church or to Scipio Geneva Township Volunteer Fire Department.