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Connelly Hinds

July 17, 1941 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 77)

Connelly Hinds, 77, longtime resident of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his beloved family. 

Born on July 17, 1941 in Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Carl E Hinds and the late Lettie Connelly Hinds. Connelly was a devoted member of Lewisburg First United Methodist Church. He taught Sunday school classes for many years, served as director of the UMYF, and was an active member of the First United Methodist Men’s Club. Connelly was devoted to loving his family and had a passion for doing home projects. He was an Industrial Engineer, and former co-owner of Omnitech, located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Connelly finished out his working career at Walker Die Casting Company.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Lucy-Fay Hinds; son, Jason (Brandy) Hinds of Mooresville; daughter, Julie Hinds (Glynn) Griggs of Nashville; brother, Bill (Julie) Hinds of Brentwood; sister, Amelia (Dorris) Jernigan of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Jacy Hinds, Kaly Hinds, Sophia Griggs, and Olivia Griggs.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Edward Hinds, Jr. “Buddy” Hinds, Johnny Hinds; and sister, Linda Orr.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. in the chapel of Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home with Mark Irvin and Tom Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 12:30 P.M. until service time.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hopetown, located at the former Connelly Middle School, 330 N. 5th Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or Hospice Compassus of Columbia, 830 Hatcher Lane, Columbia, TN 38401.

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