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Died Jan. 26, 2008

Pastor J. Carlie Hinnant Sr., 77, of 296 Saulston Road, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A native of Wayne County, he was the son of the late Royal Franklin Hinnant and Ella Best Hinnant and the husband of Burnice Gurley Hinnant.

Pastor Hinnant was a graduate of Goldsboro High School, as well as Bob Jones University. A retired Independent Baptist Church minister, Pastor Hinnant taught at Goldsboro Christian School and Faith Christian Academy. He was the principal at Lifegate Christian Academy in Chicod, N.C., and taught at Wilson Christian Academy in Wilson, N.C. Pastor Hinnant served as pastor at Carolina Beach Community Church, Carolina Beach, N.C., Abingdon Bible Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Abingdon, Va., Truth Baptist Church in Pine Level, N.C., and Temple Baptist Church in Pikeville, N.C. He also served as Interim Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church and Freedom Baptist Church of Goldsboro. Pastor Hinnant was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Goldsboro, N.C.

In addition to his wife, Pastor Hinnant is survived by his daughter and her husband, Margaret Anne Drotzur and Corey Drotzur; son, James Carlie Hinnant, Jr. "Jim" and his wife, Brenda Parnell Hinnant; granddaughter, Jennifer Hinnant; grandsons, Greg Drotzur and wife, Ashley, Brad Hinnant and wife, Cheryl, and Christopher Drotzur as well as two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lou Howell and her husband, Billy; four brothers-in-law, John William Gurley and his wife, Peggy, Thomas Gurley, Horace Gurley, Jesse Ray Gurley and his wife, Ann.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Hinnant.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church. Pastor David Jackson will officiate. Committal services will be on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday night following the service at Freedom Baptist Church and at other times at the residence.


Published in Obituaries on January 29, 2008 2:33 PM