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Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice P. Harris Hines.

A Georgia Supreme Court judge killed in traffic accident

By Denise Ray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice, P. Harris Hines was killed Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2018, in a car crash on I-85 North near downtown Atlanta. His wife, Helen Hines, was with her husband in the car and survived the crash. The pair was returning from their granddaughter’s choir concert. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. According to reports, Hines was driving when the vehicle left the land and flipped.

“We are all shocked and devastated,” Chief Justice Harold D. Melton said in a special statement. “Former Chief Justice P. Harris Hines was a giant of a man. Because of the love he so freely extended to others, he was loved and cherished by every member of this Court, by our staff, and by just about every person who ever met him. For me personally, he was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved wife, Helen, their son and daughter, and their families.

Governor Nathan Deal directed by Executive Order for flags to fly half-staff Tuesday, Nov. 13, at judicial buildings and grounds throughout Georgia, as well as on the State Capitol building and ground in honor of the late former Chief Justice.

Calling Justice Hines “a well-respected and beloved jurist,” the Governor’s order states that it is “fitting and proper to recognize Justice Hines’ service to the United States of America and the State of Georgia” by lowering the flags on the day of his interment.

“We thank the Governor for recognizing a great jurist and a great man through this statewide tribute,” Chief Justice Harold D. Melton said in a statement.

Justice Hines, 75, retired at the end of August after more than 50 years of practicing law and serving as a judge in Cobb County and as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Former U.S. President and then-Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter appointed him to Cobb’s State Court in 1974, and former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller appointed him to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1995.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta

Hines is survived by his wife Helen Hill Hines, of Marietta; daughter, Mary Margaret Doyle and husband, Clem, of Marietta; son, James Harris "Hap" Hines and wife, Kelly, of Newnan; and four grandchildren.

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