Marlene Smith Hinton, age 70, of Tuscaloosa, AL, passed away on May 19, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama. Visitation will be Friday, May 22 from 2-6 pm at East McFarland Baptist Church. A graveside service for family will be held at Linwood Memorial in Linwood, MS on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 am with Chad Palmer and Ray Hallman officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Memorial. Magnolia Chapel South will be directing.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, James “Buddy” and Goldie Mae Smith of Union, MS. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James “Pete” Hinton; sons Jeffrey (Brandi) Hinton and Brian (Suzanne) Hinton; seven grandchildren Grady, Emma, Mason, Tucker, Tyler, Bradlee and Brynn all of Tuscaloosa; sister DeWanda (Jimmy Dale) Page of Union, MS, brothers-in-law Virgil (Janis) Spears, Larry Spears, Ken (Lanette) Spears, and Gerald Spears; and a host of nieces and nephews all of Union and Linwood, MS.
Marlene was born in Union, MS; she graduated from Union High School in 1967. After marrying, she and Pete moved to Tuscaloosa. She was a hair stylist for 42 years, working at Gayfers Hair Salon, then opening her own salon in 1986; she was an active member of East McFarland Baptist for 32 years. Marlene deeply loved the Lord Jesus Christ, her family, friends, church, and salon customers. She had the sweetest, most caring heart, and never had a harsh word to say about anyone; she was a fervent prayer warrior and a walking example of the Fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Mason, Grady, Tyler, and Tucker, and her nephews Chris, Wesley, Nathan, and Jonathan.
In lieu of flowers Marlene requested that donations be made to East McFarland Baptist Church building fund in her honor.
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