May 21, 1963 ~ November 26, 2019

Born in: Bowling Green, KY
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden – Tena Lynn Hines Cross, 56, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at her residence held by her husband.

Tena was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky to the late Hugh and Evelyn Watson Hines. She loved her family deeply and especially playing with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed scrap booking and riding the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Tena is survived by her husband of 35 years, Gary Cross; two daughters, Ashley Miller of Bowling Green, KY and Jamie Cross (Marvin Jordan) of Asheville; three brothers, Strother “Wallace” Hines (Diane) of Bowling Green, KY, Steven “Richard” Hines (Christy) of Encinitas, CA and Bobby Gene Hines (Malisha) of Bowling Green, KY; two sisters, Xena Rene Duvall of Bowling Green, KY and Tena’s twin Lori Dunkin Hines (Becky) of Bowling Green, KY; six grandchildren, Audrey, Brennan, Emma, Gracie, Abigail, and Anna Kate and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Tena will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a memorial contribution to the Hope Chest for Women, P.O. Box 5294, Asheville, NC 28813.

Services

Visitation: November 30, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Tena you brought many happy moments and words of encouragement to so many.
    Your courage in the last few months were not surprising considering how you lived your life.
    You are my hero. I loved getting to spend the time we had the last few years and months.
    I wished I could have helped you more.
    I will always love you little sister, Tena Bena.

  2. Momma Tena,
    I will miss you so very much. I’m thankful that through Ashley, I was blessed to know you. This isn’t good bye, this is simply “see you later.” Love you always.

  3. Will miss u a lot wish I been there more but I have great memories of us thanks for being my childhood playmate and my big sis love u

  4. I only knew yiu a little over a year but I feel like I had known you my whoke life. You were an amazing co worker and friend. So loving and caring kind and compassionate. I will never forget your smiling face.

  5. Godspeed, Tena, you have earned a hero’s entry to the beautiful place that is your next destination. Hope you have taken along every happy memory from your childhood, and that I am somewhere in them, as you are in mine.

    Gary, words cannot express my respect and admiration for you. The rest of the men in our family have been set a very high bar for love and devotion. I wish you peace.

    With love,
    Cousin Sandra

  6. Godspeed, Tena, you have earned a hero’s entry to the beautiful place that is your next destination. Hope you have taken along all your happy childhood memories, and that I am in some of them, as you are in mine.

    Gary, words cannot express my respect and admiration. The rest of the men in our family have been set an awfully high bar for love and devotion. I wish you peace.

    Love,
    Cousin Sandra

  7. Tena was like a second mother to me. We only knew each other for a year but she was the kindest most generous person I have ever met. We love her and will miss her dearly.

  8. Sorry I couldn’t have known you better. You were an inspiration to so many. I’m thankful we communicated at least online. Your cousin Linda.

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