Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Mrs. Christine Hinton, daughter of the late Henry Smith and Essie Mae Preston Smith, was born December 21, 1947 in Montezuma, Georgia. She transitioned into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday May 20, 2021 surrounded by the family she loved so dearly.
Christine was educated at the old historic Flint River Farm School and D.F. Douglass High School. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Willie Jessie Hinton, and from this union seven children were born. One infant son, Patrick preceded her in death along with five siblings, Annie Ruth Barnes, James Smith, Henry Smith, Emmitt Smith, and Pearlene Harvey. She retired from the Macon County School system after thirty-two years of dedicated service. She also worked and provided selfless service to the Flint River Hospital for many years. Christine was a devoted member of the Second Salem Baptist Church, Montezuma, GA.
Christine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and dedicated friend who never met a stranger. She had an infectious personality and always made everyone around her feel special. She took great pride in her yearly Christmas display that brought joy to many in the community.
Christine leaves precious memories to be cherished by her devoted and loving children: Deon (Toni) Hinton, Belton, TX, Tonya (Kim) Mendez, Fort Polk, LA, Timothy Hinton, Belton, TX; Stacy Luster, Belton, TX; Angela Hinton, McDonough, GA; Shadrick Hinton, Montezuma, GA: fourteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; her siblings: Lucille (Johnny) Cullen, Miami, FL, Merlene Smith, Montezuma, GA, Herman (Daisy) Smith, Byromville, GA. She also leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.