Obituary: Emma “Genell” Hinkle


Emma “Genell” Hinkle, age 93, of Good Hope, Alabama passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Genell was born June 23, 1929, in Sipsey, Alabama to Bertie Ethel King Stricklin and Dennis Wesley Stricklin.

Genell is survived by her son: Jim (Sue) Hinkle; her daughters: Linda McClendon, Donna Hinkle; her grandchildren: Rob (Allison) McClendon, Lori Burrow, Christy (Mark) Putman, Denice (Donald) Thrasher, Dana (Adam) Ellis; her great grandchildren: Justin (Brittney) Thrasher, Trevor (Chandler) Burrow, Ethan Burrow, Andrew Burrow, Travis Putman, Meredith Putman, Emma Ellis, Chloe Ellis, Riley McClendon; and her great great grandchildren: Jaxon Thrasher, Amelia Thrasher.

Genell was preceded in death by her husband: Winfred James Hinkle; her son in law: Leon McClendon; her father: Dennis Wesley Stricklin; and mother: Bertie Ethel King Stricklin.

A celebration of life visitation for Genell will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Good Hope Baptist Church, 90 Good Hope School Road, Cullman, AL 35057, followed by a celebration of life funeral service at 2:00 PM.