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Their weekly prayer night felt his absence | Church congregation mourns deacon killed in hit-and-run

Shively Police are looking for a white Chevy sedan that was allegedly part of the hit-and-run.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shively Police report a 34-year-old woman named Dametra Anderson turned herself in Thursday night. According to arrest documents, Anderson was driving home when she felt something strike her vehicle. She allegedly turned around, drove back and didn't see anything so drove away. 

The arrest document says she showed police the damage to her vehicle consistent with the car that fled the scene.

Credit: Shively Police

The victim, Dewaine Haines, was not only a father and grandfather, but also a deacon and former Captain with the Louisville Division of Fire.

Judith Kelly, the administrative assistant at West Chestnut Street Baptist Church, said she's known Haines for the last 50 years.

"I don't think Dewaine had a bad bone in his body," she said. Thursday was a difficult day for her and the rest of the congregation. It was their first day without Dewaine. 

Their weekly prayer night felt his absence.

Still, she said she has nothing but good memories of Haines. "If he ever had a bad day, I didn't know it," she said, describing his constant smile and kind words. 

He was a graduate of Shawnee High School, she said. He spent about 20 years with the fire department and was a strong member of his church, where he volunteered with the basketball program. 

Kelly said he was an inspiration to children and other men in the church. "Oh, he could dance too," she added.

Dewaine Haines leaves behind four children, even more grandchildren and joins his parents in Heaven.

Members of the church are asking whoever is responsible for his death to turn themselves in.

"You took a life and you need to stand up and be responsible for what you did," Kelly said.

The gofundme is linked below.

Anderson is charged with leaving the scene and failing to help.

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