Helen Hinds, 1914-2010
Vail, CO Colorado
Helen “Peggy” Cassibry Hinds died at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Miss., on Sunday.
She was born Dec. 14, 1914, to Joyce Rand Cassibry and Hugh Wilton Cassibry in Bond, Miss. She lived at 324 East Beach in Gulfport, Miss. until her marriage at her home to Joseph Miller Hinds on July 13, 1935. Prior to her marriage and after attending Gulf Park College and Mississippi State College for Women, she worked as a commercial artist in Mobile, Ala.
She and her husband of 53 years lived in several Mississippi towns where Mr. Hinds worked for Mississippi Power and Light Company, including Jackson, Vicksburg, Greenville and retiring in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1972 they moved to Ocean Springs, Miss., where Mrs. Hinds was active in Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of Walter Anderson Society, St. Marks Methodist Church and Ocean Springs Art Association. She was a prolific and talented artist and won numerous awards for her art.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to many “art buddies” as she liked to refer to her companions. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1988, and her brother, Hugh Wilton Cassibry, Jr.
She is survived her children, Joe M. Hinds, Jr. (Jamie), of Avon Colo., George Walton Hinds (Kitty), of Huntsville, Ala., Howard Rand Hinds (Sara), of Tupelo, and Mary Joyce Laycock (Jim), of Gulfport; grandchildren Rev. Joe M. Hinds III (Kazy), of Sidney, Ohio, Joy Robinette (Barry), of Huntsville, Betsy Bean (Chuck), of Gallatin, Tenn., Joyce Szretter (Gary), of Huntsville, Patricia Hinds, of Huntsville, Rand Hinds (Julie), of Tupelo, Julie Hinds Taylor (Michael), of Daphne, Ala.; and 12 great grandchildren.
Her life will be celebrated by a memorial service to be held in early May in Ocean Springs. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Senior Services, Sanctuary Hospice House, Ocean Springs Art Association, or a favorite charity.