Nancy K. Hinkle

Nancy K. Hinkle, 56, passed away on February 28, 2018 after a 3 year battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Rollin and Willie Lightfoot of Benton, TN.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Hinkle of Rockford, TN; Step-daughters, Clare and Calle Hinkle; Brother, Ronnie Lightfoot; Special friend and adopted daughter, Amber Patty and many other family members and friends.

Nancy was a nursing instructor at Cleveland State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College and Tennessee Wesleyan College.  She was also a nurse for Bradley Memorial Hospital and Woods Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Maryville, TN at 7 pm with visitation starting at 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nancy Hinkle Scholarship fund at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

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  1. We would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss of Nancy. She was a very talented and special lady. We all looked forward to her baked goodies every Christmas. Even though we didn’t get to see her often we always enjoyed visiting with her when she did. She was such a kind lady and our thoughts and prayers are with you Dale and the rest of your family.

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