LaVerne Avonea Hines
1926 — 2021
LaVerne Avonea "Morgan" Hines of Tyler passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the age of 95. Morgan was born in Montgomery, LA on May 30,1926 to Steve C. and Ada (Dear Jac) Morgan. Morgan grew up in Ferriday, LA during the years of the Great Depression. As a young child, her father, who had been an army chef and owned a cafe, taught her to cook and make candy. Outside the kitchen, she spent much of her time investigating the wonders of God's creation; she loved nature and approached it from a scientific viewpoint. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (Louisiana Tech) and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor's degree in the field of science. She...