Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL


Nina Sue Hinnant

November 26, 1944September 9, 2019

Nina Sue Hinnant, 74, of Lecanto, FL, passed away on Mon., Sept. 9, 2019 at her home. A native of Dothan, AL, but raised in Micanopy, FL, Nina was born Nov. 26, 1944 to J.D. and Inez (Watford) Cobb, one of four children. Nina moved to Citrus County in 1973 from Gainesville and was a retired school bus driver, serving the Citrus County School System for 25 years, retiring in 2000, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hinnant was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Marion Levon Hinnant on March 23, 1982 ; Sherry Lynn, deceased infant daughter; a sister, Mary Frances Smith, and a nephew Joseph Smith. She is survived by five children: Tammy Lovinia McDonald (husband Patrick), Homosassa, FL; Sheila Lorraine Layson (husband Jay), Homosassa, FL; Carlene Frances Ottenbaker, Lecanto, FL; as well as Amy Margaret Kellner (husband Billy), Crystal River, FL and Lisa Kelly Rooks (husband Todd), Homosassa, FL, whom Nina considered her daughters; sister Edna Pearl Brigman (husband John), Lecanto, FL; sister Barbara Ann Wozinak, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Daniel Lee Hinnant, Homosassa, FL; Nicole Danielle Hinnant, Citrus Springs, FL; Bryan Alan McDonald, Crystal River, FL; Chakotay Dean McDonald, Findlay, OH; Tasha Lynn Steen (husband Kyle), Crystal River, FL and Joshua Patrick McDonald of Florida; great grandchildren Nevaeh Skye DeBarge, Elijah Lawrence DeBarge, Amos Douglas Steen and Lovinia Dreme Steen; nieces Nancy St. Cyr and Sharon Clark; nephews Bubba, Lee and Tony Brigman and many great nieces and great nephews. Friends will be received on Mon., Sept. 16, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL where a Celebration of Life will take place on Tues., Sept. 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. A Fellowship Reception will immediately follow at Wilder Funeral Home and if those attending could see it in their hearts, please bring covered dishes or whatever food you wish to share with everyone. Interment will be private at Micanopy Cemetery, Micanopy, FL. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL. www.wilderfuneral.com


  • J.D. Cobb, Father (deceased)
  • Inez Watford, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Frances Smith, Sister (deceased)
  • Edna Pearl Brigman, Sister of Lecanto, FL
  • John Brigman, Brother-in-law of Lecanto, FL
  • Barbara Ann Wozinak, Sister of Jacksonville, FL
  • Marion Levon Hinnant, Loving husband of 19 years, passed 3/23/1982 (deceased)
  • Sherry Lynn Hinnant, Infant daughter (deceased)
  • Joseph Smith, Nephew (deceased)
  • Tammy Lovinia McDonald, Daughter of Homosassa, FL
  • Patrick McDonald, Son-in-law of Homosassa, FL
  • Sheila Lorraine Layson, Daughter of Homosassa, FL
  • Jay Layson, Son-in-law of Homosassa, FL
  • Carlene Frances Ottenbaker, Daughter of Lecanto, FL
  • Amy Margaret Kellner, Daughter of Crystal River, FL
  • Billy Kellner, Son-in-law of Crystal River, FL
  • Lisa Kelly Rooks, Daughter of Homosassa, FL
  • Todd Rooks, Son-in-law of Homosassa
  • Daniel Lee Hinnant, Grandson of Homosassa, FL
  • Nicole Danielle Hinnant, Granddaughter of Citrus Springs, FL
  • Bryan Alan McDonald, Grandson of Crystal River, FL
  • Chakotay Dean McDonald, Grandson of Findlay, OH
  • Tasha Lynn Steen, Granddaughter of Crystal River, FL
  • Kyle Steen, Grandson-in-law of Crystal River, FL
  • Nancy St. Cyr, Niece
  • Sharon Clark, Niece
  • Bubba Brigman, Nephew
  • Lee Brigman, Nephew
  • Tony Brigman, Nephew
  • Nina is also survived by great grandchildren Nevaeh Skye DeBarge, Elijah Lawrence DeBarge, Amos Douglas Steen and Lovinia Dreme Steen and many great nieces and great nephews


  • Friends Will Be Received Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Fellowship Reception Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Nina Sue Hinnant

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Patrick McDonald

September 14, 2019

I am blessed to be married to Nina’s youngest daughter Tammy for the past 31 years. Nina had very little in life, but was always willing to help even if it meant sacrificing something for herself.
She was a person who loved her family and enjoyed her life on her terms.

Scott Siewert

September 13, 2019

I'm so sorry everyone! I am sending hugs and prayers to all! I will never forget how happy she always was around me! I will miss her!

Bill Tyrrell

September 12, 2019

Carlene, Shelia, and Tammy We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Nina's passing, She was a sweet lady that kept in touch with us after Uncle Marion's untimely passing way back when. Every time I talked to her she brought a smile to my face even after our Mom passed away in 2017. She was a one of a kind and I was telling Annie the other night that I remember the first time she cooked Grits is was good but a little lumpy and I remember one time that she cooked pork chops for breakfast. Well she is suffering no more and now up in heaven with your Dad and my Mom and Dad along with Mama and Papa and all the other Hinnants. Take care and we will be saying a prayer for all of you.

Love Bill and Annie

Christine Day

September 11, 2019

My sympathy to Nina's family and friends, I am so sorry.