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John Stuart Hinkins

John Stuart Hinkins, 70, of Coleman, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at MidMichigan Medical Center. The son of the late Stuart G. and Bernice M. (Davis) Hinkins was born in Flint on July 6, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Stuart's life was working with horses of many different breeds. He was involved with the Michigan 4-H, a life member of the Michigan Quarter Horse Association of which he served as vice president, and the American Quarter Horse Association. Stuart was also a judge for the American Quarter Horse Association and many other breeds.

Surviving is his wife of 42 years, the former Susan J. Gonyaw, whom he married on June 19, 1970; brother, Stan (Denise) Hinkins of Millersburg; nephews, Kirk and Brian; and great-nieces, Chelsea and Samantha. In addition to his parents, Stuart was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde and Steve Hinkins; and niece, Dana Hinkins.

Per Stuart's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Memorials may be offered to the Michigan 4-H Foundation Horse Program, 240 Spartan Ave., East Lansing, MI 48824. Personal messages of condolence may be offered to the family at www.wilson-miller.com. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.


Published in Midland Daily News on Jan. 23, 2013
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