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Henry Hinton

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Henry Hinton FLOYDADA- James Henry Hinton, age 93, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Floydada. Interment will follow at the Dougherty Cemetery in Dougherty. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Henry was born to John Robert and Ada Jameson Hinton in Sylvester, Fisher County, Texas, on Nov. 13, 1919. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maudell Alexander; and his brother, William Hinton. Surviving sisters include Lois Hughes of Dallas, Texas, and Christine Lyles of Hale Center, Texas. Following Henry's birth, the family moved first to Magdalena, N.M., and then Roswell, N.M., before settling in the Dougherty community of Floyd County, east of Floydada. Growing up on the farm and helping with the family blacksmith shop, Henry learned the value of hard work and a job well done. He worked on the farm and attended school in Dougherty and graduated from Floydada High School in 1938. He was farming in 1941 when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. To quote his Army memoir, I left crop in the field and went to the Army. Henry was honorably discharged as a Technical Sergeant of Company B 132 Infantry, US Army, in September of 1945, after serving three and a half years in the Pacific Theater of World War II, serving in New Guinea, Luzon and the Philippine Liberation. After the war, he and his brother William continued to farm in the Dougherty community, and worked together on the Floyd County, Crosby County, and Swisher County farms as Hinton Brothers for many years until retirement. Henry married Olive Nan Gross on Nov. 11, 1951, at the Gross family home in Sandhill. Henry's influence extended to his sons as he first helped them raise sheep and cattle, and then encouraged and assisted them as they showed farm-raised Polled Hereford steers and Suffolk sheep as winning champion animals at major stock shows. Henry had been an active member in the First United Methodist Church of Floydada, serving on many committees, including as chairman of the board and Sunday school superintendent. He had served as a board member of the Floyd County Museum. Henry and Olive were named Pioneer Couple of the Year by the Floyd County Pioneer Association in 2010. Henry and Olive enjoyed the recent past as residents of Shepherd's Meadow in Floydada, and especially appreciated the loving, caring environment there. Henry was a loving husband and father, confidant, supporter and friend to many. His presence here on Earth will be missed, yet carried on by the legacy of those he influenced. He is survived by his wife, Olive Nan (Gross) Hinton; three sons, James Fred Hinton and his wife Sharon of Floydada, Harold Ray Hinton of Monte Vista, Colo., and Troy Dean Hinton and his wife Kim of Wichita Falls, Texas. Henry and Olive enjoyed special times with their grandchildren, Kyle Hinton of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ralph Hinton of Greely, Colo., Brad Hinton of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eric Hinton of Springfield, Ill., Katie Hinton of Floydada, Texas, Carly Hinton of Monte Vista, Colo., Matthew Hinton of Floydada, Texas, and Nadia Hinton of Nacogdoches, Texas. The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky, Floydada, TX 79235 or to the Floyd County Museum, PO Box 304, Floydada, TX 79235. Online condolences may be at

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 4, 2013
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