Obituary – James L. Hinckley

James L. Hinckley, Jr., age 71 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Born Sunday, June 19, 1949 in Alexandria, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his father, James L Hinckley, Sr.

Mr. Hinckley was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time with his grandchildren. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr. Hinckley worked as a controller at Tremont Lumber Mill but was most proud of his work as administrator for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (OWL Center).

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Vivian Panzigrau Hinckley; mother, Joyce Cardwell Lofton; daughter, Jennifer Vidrine (Blake), grandchildren, Samuel, Sylvia and Marcie Vidrine; sister, Janice Stroud (Gary) and brother, Justin Hinckley (Jeanette).

Private funeral services (Due to COVID) will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at New Hope Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Stearns and Rev. Joe Evans officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Mitchell Vidrine, Jacque Vidrine, Blake Vidrine, Samuel Vidrine, Harold Johnson, and Sam Gunter.

In leiu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (OWL Center), the Rotary International of Winnfield, and the Winn Parish Food Bank.


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