“For now I am ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” - II Timothy 4:6-7
EVA MAE HINES BARTELL was born on May 30, 1926 in Florence, SC to the late Elisha and Hattie McWhite Hines. She departed this earthly life on Thursday April 5, 2018 at Palmetto Faith Nursing Home in Florence, SC.
EVA MAE obtained her early education in Florence County and lived her full life as a homemaker, working on the farm, in the gardens, and caring for her family. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and became a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Claussen, SC, where she served on the Senior Choir until her health began to decline.
She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Richard Allen Bartell to which nine children were born.
EVA MAE loved reading, singing her gospel songs, and listening to the daily sermons on the radio. She enjoyed days spent traveling with the senior citizens, talking and visiting with her family, and eating sweets, especially honey buns.
EMA MAE exuded strength, humility, and love. She was never one for the spotlight but was truly the rock of her family and center of our lives. Her smile and laughter were contagious and will forever be a part of all who have known and loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, EVA MAE was proceeded in death by her siblings, Mazie Abraham, Henry Hines, and Sarah Hines Gregg, step son, Maxie Bartell, daughters-in-law Marietta Bartell and Shirley Bartell, her grandsons Scott Jackson, Rudolph Bartell, and Randolph Bartell, numerous brothers and sisters in law, including a special sister-in-law Annie Lee Hines.
She leaves to cherish all the loving memories: her brother Albert Hines of Effingham, SC, sister-in-law Florrie Eaddy of Florence, SC; children: Richard Bartell of El Paso, TX, Randolph Bartell, Stanley Bartell, Rufus (Rebecca) Bartell, Eula Mae Bartell, Gwendolyn Bartell, and Earldine Bartell, all of Florence, SC, Sidney (Patricia) Bartell of Gaston, SC, and Madeline Bartell of Pamplico, SC. Three step-children: Harry Bartell of Philadelphia, PA, Annette Smoot of Florence, SC, and Mary Allen Jackson of New York. 27 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, special cousins Susie McWhite, Mattie Brown, and Louise Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved her dearly.