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Saturday, June 10, 2006

VOL. V Issue 6F
End of the Trail for E.E. Hinkle
At 103, Holabird's own E.E. Hinkle traveled as far as he could on Earth, and so he rides a different kind of horse. It is a horse with wings, we're sure. Riding to see the fields of corn in God's Kingdom, which are free of weeds and raccoons.
A mixture of gladness and sadness comes with E.E.'s passing on, but we remember him with the words of Roy Rogers:
"When I reach the end of Rodeo Road, don't shed a tear for me!
When I reach the end of Rodeo Road, just set my ponies free!"
The Life and Times of Emory Evert Hinkle
Emory Evert Hinkle, Holabird, SD died at his home on June 9, 2006 at the age of 103 years, 10 months, and 18 days. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Highmore at 10:30 am. Family Prayer Services will be at 7 pm at the Luze Funeral Home on Monday, June 12. Emory Evert Hinkle, son of Joseph E. Hinkle and Anna (Krack) Hinkle, was born July 22, 1902 in Thurston County, NE. In the spring of 1914 he moved with his parents to Brookings County, SD where he grew to manhood and received his education. In the spring of 1928 he moved to Valley Township in Hyde County. On November 7, 1931, he married Bergit Maginnis and to this union three children were born. He was engaged in farming in Sully and Hyde County. He served as a Hyde County commissioner for 8 years and on numerous other boards and was an active member of the Methodist Church and the Democrat Party for many years. He is survived by his three children; Mavis (George) Kennedy of Upton, WY, Harold (Mary) Hinkle of Holabird, SD, Joyce (Kenneth) Ferris of Huron, SD, 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-granddaughters, 1 brother Don (LaRayne) Hinkle of Bonita, CA, 1 brother-in-law Marion (Bette) Maginnis of Fairfield, CA, 1 sister in law Ina Mae (William) Meininger of Oak Harbor, WA and numerous nieces,nephews, and a cousin of mysterious origin, Cletus Spangler. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 2 sisters Lillie (Clifford) Pease of Eugene, OR and Myrtle (George) Wallis of Davenport, IA and 2 sister-in-laws Helen (Floyd) Smith of San Diego, CA and Vera (Floyd) Brock of Highmore, SD
Hinkle Family Lives in Overflow
The outpouring of love that has come from all over the country for E.E. Hinkle and his family is nothing short of glorious. Holabird Advocate Readers from all over have send heartfelt condolences. Words of support have even come from some of our Publisher's good friends at The Ditty Bops website.
A few of his friends and neighbors have stopped by for an all too short visit. They have brought enough food to feed a thrashing crew for a month. Kristi Hinkle can honestly say that everyone who stops by the Greenhouse has a story about E.E. Hinkle. Some of them are even true.
It's been said that E.E. was loved by one and all. With a few exceptions over the years, this has been found out to be true. Few have been so loved so well for so long. When someone talked about "Grandad" in Hyde County, it was seldom in reference to bourbon.
And so as the title of oldest living Hinkle gets passed to Don Hinkle we pray that he does the name justice, just as his brother did. Don was the runt of the litter. It was thought he's never see adulthood. And now he only has 13 years to beat his brothers record. He's off to a great start!
South Dakota Songbook
"Happy Trails to You"
Lyrics by Dale Evans-Rogers
Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.
Happy trails to you until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you 'till we meet again.

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