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In Memoriam

Carlene A. Little (Hinkley) - Class Of 1938

Carlene A. Little, daughter of Beryl (1890-1951) and Delphi (Alwood) (1894-1953) Little, was born 29 October 1920 Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.  She graduated from Okemos High School in 1938.  Carlene married Paul Archibald Hinkley 23 January 1944 in Georgia.

Carlene died 23 September 1978 Midland, Midland County, Michigan.  Paul, born 24 Janaury 1917 Evart, Osceola County, Michigan, died 26 June 2001 Mason County, Michigan.  Carlene and Paul were interred Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart.

Evart Review, s8, September 1978, pg 19

Carlene A. Hinkley, 57, and formerly of Evart, died 23 September at Midland Hospital following a lingering illness.
She was born 29 October 1920, at Lansing to Beryle Little and Delphi Atwood. She married Paul Hinkley on 23, January 1944.
The Hinkleys lived at Clarkston and moved to their present home at Lake Maramichi, in 1976. Mrs. Hinkley was a member of the Evart United Methodist Church.
The funeral was September 26 at the Corey Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Hayes officiating. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Ludington Daily News (Ludington, Michigan) 27 June 2001

Paul A. Hinkley, 84, of Scottville, passed away Tuesday, June 26 at his home.

He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Evart to John R. and Mary (Kirkland) Hinkley and graduated from Evart High School in 1934.

He attended Central Michigan University before serving his country during World War II, where he would serve as an airplane commander on a B-29 bomber with the Army Air Corps.

On Jan. 25, 1944, he married his first wife, Carlene, in Georgia and she preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1978.

He then married Donna (Brail) Draper July 16, 1980, in Scottville and she survives.

Paul was a Real Estate Agent throughout the area for many years and was a member of Rotary International in Reed City and Scottville. He was a member of the Scottville United Methodist Church and the Men's Club, and during his college years was a member of the Thulian Club at Central Michigan.

Paul was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Don Hinkley.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Donna; his children, Mary (Richard) Moore of Kingsley, Paul (Kathleen Ivkovich) Hinkley of Grand Rapids, Timothy (Dawn) Hinkley of Ocean Springs, Miss., and James Patrick Hinkley of Helena, Mont.; his stepsons, Stuart (Susan) Draper of OÂ’Fallon, Ill., and Brian Draper of East Lansing; his grandchildren, Kristen (David) Cove, Jennifer Moore and Jason Moore, Shawn Hinkley, Andrea Hinkley, Lolinthea Hinkley and Jennifer Draper; his great-grandson, Emmitt Paul Moore; his brother, Ralph (Vivian) Hinkley of Evart, and his sisters, Nina Dayton and Marjorie (Eugene) Beeson, all of Longmont, Colo.

A memorial service for Mr. Hinkley will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Scottville United Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Bobby Dale Whitlock, officiating. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Evart.