Hila G. Hinkle
November 28, 1935 - September 17, 2009


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HINKLE, HILA G. Blackburn, 73, of Sebring, FL, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Highlands Regional Center. She was born in Shelbiania, Kentucky moving to Sebring in 1963 from McDowell, KY. Retired bookkeeper for First National Bank of Sebring later she worked in the cafeteria at Sebring Middle School. Hila kept books for her late husband Kenneth at Hinkle’s Garage. A former member of the V.F.W. Auxliary and a member at Whispering Pines Baptist Church. Hila was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Grace Virigina Blackburn; grandson, Heath Ezell and her husband, Kenneth Hinkle. She is survived by her loving family, son, Kenneth (Cheryl) Hinkle, Okeechobee, FL; daughter, Brenda (Steven) Ezell, Sebring; brother, Roy (Debi) Blackburn, Sebring; sisters, Florence Burcham, Tennessee, Jo Velasquez, Sebring, Bobbi (Edgel) Moore, Arcadia, FL, Rosalee (Wayne) Buchanan, Vero Beach, FL; grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Frederick, Steven (Tosha) Harnage, Stefenie (Jeremy) Shaw, Alesha and Heather Hinkle; great grandchildren, Valerie, Kayla and Taylorann Frederick. Visitation 6-8 pm, Sunday at Morris Funeral Chapel. Services, 11:00 am, Monday at Morris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Trinkle and Rev. A.C. Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetey, Lake Placid, FL. Memorials are suggested to Hope Hospice 9470 Healthpark Circle Ft. Myers, FL 33908. MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL.


Born: November 28, 1935
Death: September 17, 2009
Occupation: Book Keeper
Organizations: V.F.W. Auxliary,
Whispering Pines Baptist Church

Survived By

Kenneth (Cheryl) Hinkle, Son
Brenda (Steven) Ezell, Daughter
Roy (Debi) Blackburn, Brother
Florence Burcham, Sister
Jo Velasquez, Sister
Bobbi (Edgel) Moore, Sister
Rosalee (Wayne) Buchanan, Sister
Chris (Kelly) Frederick, Grandson
Steven (Tosha) Harnage, Grandson
Stefenie (Jeremy) Shaw, Granddau
ghter Alesha Hinkle, Granddaughter
Heather Hinkle, Granddaughter
Valerie Frederick, Great-Granddaughter
Kayla Frederick, Great-Granddaughter
Taylorann Frederick, Great-Granddaughter

Preceded In Death By

Jack Blackburn, Father
Grace Virigina Blackburn, Mother
Heath Ezell, Grandson
Kenneth Hinkle, Spouse


09/20/2009 - Alicia Crisp Hughes
I was so sorry to hear of Hila's passing. I remember the Blackburn family of Martin, Kentucky, very well, and pray for each of you during this difficult time.

Alicia Crisp Hughes
Martin High School
Class of 1962