If when you give the best of your service,
Telling the world that the Savior is come;
Be not dismayed when men don't believe you;
He understands; and say, "Well done."
Oh when I come to the end of my journey,
Weary of life and the battle is won;
Carrying the staff and the cross of redemption,
He'll understand and say, "Well done."
In humble submission to the will of God, Christian Memorial Chapel sadly announces the passing of Deacon Arthur Lee Rhynes, age 74, of Jacob City, Florida.
Deacon Rhynes transitioned into eternal rest and peace Friday, October 19, 2018 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.
Although we are saddened by his passing, we rejoice in knowing that he in a land "where he'll never grow old." Farewell, Deacon Rhynes. You were tired and needed your rest. You were called forth by God, and your soul was truly blessed. We will not weep and mourn because we don't see you on this side anymore. We know that you'll be waiting to meet us on the other shore.
Deacon Arthur L. Rhynes, Sr. was born February 16, 1944 to the late Leo and Plassie Swailes Rhynes, Sr.
He accepted Christ into his life, a member of Saint Michael Missionary Baptist Church. He served his church in many capacities as well as a faithful Deacon.
He was very active in his community and retired from Sunland Center of Marianna.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Plassie B. Rhyne (October 18, 2016); his wife, Henrietta Walker Rhynes (November 23, 2010); one daughter and two sons: Swanrietta Godwin (October 3, 1998), Calvin Lee Rhynes (July 6, 2015) and Shedrick Jones (May 25, 1985); a brother and sister: Leo Rhynes, Jr. and Quillar R. McNealy.
He also leaves cherished memories and years behind with his children: Vincent Jones (Tess) of Jacob City, Florida, Lonnie Jones (Rachel) of Caryville, Florida, Tores Rhynes of Jacob City, Florida and Arthur Rhynes, Jr. (Katrina) of Tallahassee, Florda; grandchildren: Maurice, Shedletha, Quinetta, Deona, Brandie, Brianna, Tiekeyrea, Tempestt, Camiyah, Teyanna, Diamond, Cylan, Dzyrr and Xavier; great grandchildren: Taneia, Nariyah, Zacari, Natarsh, Ivan, Phenix, Rielyn, Ashanti, Alexis, Lynretta and Lauryn; siblings: Wallace Rhynes of Marianna Florida; in-laws: J.B. Russ, Dothan, Alabama, Maxie Walker, Cottondale, Florida, Jimmy L. Walker, Tacoma, Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He also leaves a special friend, Dianne Biddings.
Please keep the Rhynes family in prayer, as we reflect the gracious memories.