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E. L. Hinton Jr.

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Memorial services for Elmer Lee Hinton, Jr., 90, a longtime resident of Roswell, who currently resided in Portales, will be at 2 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Roswell, NM. Interment will follow in the First United Methodist Church Garden Columbarium. The family will receive guests at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales on Thurs. evening, Nov. 9, 2017 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Elmer Lee “E. L.” Hinton was born May 9, 1927 in Encino, NM to the home of Troy Hamman (Kenmore) and Elmer Lee Hinton, and died Nov. 6, 2017 in Portales. Mr. Hinton graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute in 1945. He served in the U S Air Force at the close of World War II, and again during the Korean War.

On Feb. 14, 1953 in Causey, he was married to Wanda Jean Gardner. They made their home for several years in Hobbs, and then moved to Roswell in 1960. Mr. Hinton was a CPA for many years. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Roswell, and his retirement years were spent in volunteer work through the church helping to repair and rebuild churches.

He is survived by two sons, Troy Hinton and Alan Hinton both of Portales; four grandchildren, Lauretta Faye (Chancey) Dozier, James Hinton, Lee Hinton and Evan (Amanda) Hinton; and six great-grandchildren and another expected shortly. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Herman Hinton, a sister, Evelyn Swenson, and by a daughter-in-law, Debbie Hinton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455,wheelermortuary.net

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