Florence J. Hinton
Florence J. Hinton
  • January 30, 1913 - August 30, 2013
  • Palm Harbor, Florida

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Florence Hinton was born in Porterdale GA and later moved to Covington...Florence married Noah Hinton and lived in Covington until 1969 when they moved to Stuart FL to be with their daughter and family. The Rev Allan R Stuart married Anne Hinton in 1953 and moved to Florida to join the Methodist conference. It was in Gainesville that they had two children, John Stuart and Becky Stuart. Becky married Bob Searles and had Florence's first great granddaughter, Susanne. John then married Elaine Grier and had the next and last granddaughters, Jamie Grier Stuart Hurst (married to Gavin Hurst) and Laura Stuart. Susanne then married Michael Ryckman and had the first GREAT GREAT granddaughter, Ellen Elizabeth Ryckman.
Florence worked in the service industry for the majority of her working life. Her jobs included waiting tables at the local BBQ restaurant called Bennett's, milkshake maker supreme as a soda fountain counter server at the Conyers Rexall Drug Store, laundromat cleaning service, and lastly, church plant manager for First United Methodist Church in Stuart. Florence worked hard but also played hard. Florence had the green thumb, could bring any plant back to life. When she wasn't in the back yard with her plants, you would find her in the kitchen. Florence was a southern cooking extraordinaire, featuring sweet tea, pecan pie, banana pudding, meat loaf, fried chicken, and corn bread. Other hobbies included Braves baseball, Cubs baseball and of course following her grandson John throughout his baseball career. Florence routinely went shopping with Anne and Becky and pretty much spoiled them both. Florence was a Christian and was a member of several Methodist churches as well as Dr Allan R Stuart's last church, North Bay Community Church in Clearwater, FL. Towards the end of her life, she made many new friends at her advanced care facility. She was a favorite of all the staff and nurses. Florence left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was one tough lady and influenced so many to be the same way. Florence was extremely loyal and loved her family and friends. We will miss her "feisty" self and her tender hugs. We love you Nanny...