FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) -- Former South Carolina Rep. Jesse Edison Hines Sr. is being remembered as a fair and thoughtful educator and lawmaker.
The Morning News of Florence reported that Hines was remembered by colleagues as a fair and deliberative representative.
He was elected in 1992 and served in the House representing Florence and Darlington Counties for 14 years.
Carlissia Brunson of the Hines Funeral Home said the 80-year-old Hines died Sunday.
He was a member of the Legislative Black Caucus and served on the education and public works committee and the agriculture, natural resources and environmental affairs panel.
He graduated from Wilson High School and South Carolina State University, obtaining a master's in education in 1967. He taught at Spaulding High School for 18 years and was a former school administrator.