The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 P.M., Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the William Grove Baptist Church, 71 Gill Street, Ellaville, Georgia, where Rev. Michael Edge is Pastor. Rev. William Laster, Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Dozier Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Deacon Hinton was born October 20, 1949 in Macon County, Georgia to Nina Turner Hinton and the late L.D. Hinton, Sr. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Hinton and Willie Jessie Hinton. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and was a 1967 graduate of the D.F. Douglass High School, Montezuma, Georgia. On December 3, 1971 he was married to the former Ozella Marie Jones and to this union they were blessed with two children. He joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Carl Munns. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2005 and was a faithful and dedicated member until his health failed. He retired after 33 years of dedicated service with Cooper Lighting as a forklift operator.
He leaves to forever cherish his memories: his wife, Ozella Jones Hinton, Ellaville, Georgia; two devoted children, Minister Steven Derrick Hinton (Linda), Macon Georgia and Demetria L. Hinton Hayes (Maurice), Centerville, Georgia; mother, Nina Turner Hinton, Union City, Georgia; six grandchildren, Calandra Reese (Warren), Adrian Richardson, Alexander Harvey, Markalla and Jaydess Hayes and Channing Hinton Brown; two great grandchildren, Malashia and Makenzie Reese; five siblings: Doris (Dee) Powell, Atlanta, Georgia, Bobette Hinton Shields, Americus, Georgia, Carl Hinton (Natalie), College Park, Georgia, Bonnie Hinton, Union City, Georgia, and Rubie Hinton Patrick (Freddie), Decatur, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Verna Mae Terry, Atlanta, Georgia, Ethel Hinton, Ideal, Georgia, Herbert Turner, Allen Turner (Shari), Albany, Georgia, and Edith Turner, Miami, Florida; mother-in-law, Ethel Jones, Ellaville, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James Jones, Americus, Georgia, Charlie Jones (Wanda), Buena Vista, Georgia, Marilyn Jackson (Nathaniel), Ellaville, Georgia, Timothy Jones, Warner Robins, Georgia, and Christine Hinton, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.