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Dorothy Reed Hinton

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Funeral services for Dorothy Reed Hinton, 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at New Beginnings Fellowship Church with Bro. Larry Jordan officiating and Bro. Paul Pogue and Bro. Wilton McMorris assisting.

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with the grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m Saturday, Dec. 21, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Dorothy died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

She was born Sept. 27, 1928, in the Beckham Community, the daughter of Asa Allen and Omie Ethel (Owens) Reed.

She married Wayne Hinton on Aug. 20, 1943. He preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1994.

Dorothy was affectionately called Mother Dorothy or Doe Doe by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others who loved her.

Jesus, family, church family and friends were most important in her life.

Dorothy and Wayne were instrumental in the founding of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.

She loved to travel with family and friends, was truly a helpmate to her husband Wayne in all things and will be truly missed.

Other survivors include son Wayne Hinton Jr. and wife, Tammy; daughters, Rita Wright and husband, Roger, Charlotte Nelson and husband, Steve, and Sharon Smith and husband, Robert “Red” Smith, all of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Bobbi Reed; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and many other loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Mitchell Reed, Marvin Reed, Clifford Reed,and Billy Reed; and sisters Nettie Gammill and Mary Beckham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be to Fruitful Harvest Ministries, P. O. Box 1130, Sulphur Springs, TX  75483 or to Compassion for Fatherless Ministries.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


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