Funeral service for Sen. Hinton Mitchem, 74, Vinemont, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in the Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Flint Creek Cemetery, with the Rev. Donald Cotton officiating. Moss-Service Funeral Home of Cullman will be in charge of arrangements.
Sen. Mitchem was born on May 18, 1938, in Georgia to the late Neal Emory and Gertrude Helen Hinton Mitchem. He passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, surrounded by family at his home.
Hinton was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Delores (Fred) Sauls and Jo (Jim) Farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Corley Mitchem; two daughters, Tonya (Steve) Grindon and Brittnie Mabry; two sons, Todd Mitchem and Derrick (Heather) Mitchem; stepmother, Lois Mitchem; two sisters, Barbara (Cicero) Lucas and Carol Plastas; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends for visitation at Adams Funeral Home in Albertville today from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to East Flint Baptist Church at 3803 County Road 1354, Vinemont, AL 35179; or to Hospice of Marshall County at 408 Martling Road, Albertville, AL 35951.
Pallbearers will be Frank McDaniel, Jeffrey McLaughlin, Joey Masters, Honorable Liles C. Burke, Steven T. Marshall, Johnny H. Hart, Ro Lucus and Steve Haverly. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Hare, Sid McDonald, Paul Bolt, Ron Creel and the members of the Alabama State Senate and Alabama House of Representatives who served with him during his tenure from 1974 until 2010.
For more information or to leave a memory at the online register book, please see www.mossservicefh.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 25, 2013