For many years, ARNOLD HINSON maintained this website. He died on 6/5/2014. For an archived version of the website as he left it, please CLICK HERE.
Plans are for the archived site to stay in place. But some new web pages here, in tribute to my father, Arnold Hinson, are coming soon. Stay tuned! - Keith Hinson
Arnold Hinson, 77, of Fort Payne died after an extended illness on June 5 at a
medical facility in Chattanooga. A memorial celebration and reception was held on Saturday, July 5.
A native of Nashville, Arnold graduated in 1955 from East Nashville High School and attended Belmont College for two years. He spent most of his working life as a meat market manager, including for Hardin & Company/Piggly Wiggly from which he retired.
Arnold pursued a lifelong interest in music, which can be attributed to family heritage and to the encouragement of "Prof" Campbell, his high school chorus teacher. In the late 1960s, Arnold was a member of the Victoryaires Quartet, which sang in north Alabama. Later, he served as music director at churches in Albertville, Boaz and Fort Payne. Arnold wrote several Southern Gospel songs, which he sang and recorded at Mikron Studios, South Pittsburg, Tenn.
During the early 1990s, Arnold adopted the on-air persona of "Road Hog MacFarland" for Road Hog's Roadshow, a weekly program that aired on WFPA-AM in Fort Payne, featuring a variety of recordings often from local musicians.
During the past two decades, Arnold enjoyed helping family, friends and aspiring musicians record their music. He also delighted in digitizing precious photos for numerous families as he scanned and burned literally thousands of images to CDs for preservation.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Jeryl Hunt Hinson of Fort Payne; three sons, Keith Hinson (Willa Dean) of Montgomery, Ross Hinson of Fort Payne and Gene Hinson (Erma) of Gadsden; a daughter, Valerie Hinson Conner (Chuck) of Temple, Ga.; three brothers, Edwin Hinson (Peggy) of Hermitage, Tenn., Eric Hinson (Kay) of Lafayette, Tenn., and Eliot Hinson (Karen) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a sister, Katie Hinson Taylor (Tommy) of Nashville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation was provided by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415; (423) 877-3524