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Brooklin Marie Hinkle

Brooklin Marie Hinkle, 32, of Hampton, formerly of Mena, died Friday July 23, 2021, at El Dorado. She was born October 26, 1988, at Mena. She was an Army veteran, serving in Iraq.

She was preceded in death by her father, Steve Allen; grandfather, Tommie Chaney; and a daughter, Bethany Grace. She is survived by her mother, Bridget Chaney of Fordyce; stepfather, Buddy Hawes of Fordyce; daughter, Samantha Crider of Hampton; grandmother, Lucy Chaney of Hampton; aunt, Kim Chaney of Sherwood; uncle, Jason Chaney (Andrea) of Mena; cousin, Ashley Norris (Mike) of Hampton; stepsister, Amanda Simpson of Vilonia; stepbrother, Aaron Hawes of Nashville, TN; half-sister, Brittany Phillips of Mena; several siblings, cousins, and extended family.

The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with services at 1:00 p.m. at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel in Fordyce. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

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