Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN


Carly Rain Hinkle

July 7, 2000June 25, 2020
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Carly Rain Hinkle, age 19 of Old Hickory, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Carly was born in Old Hickory to Gregory Ray Hinkle and Nina Coda Hinkle. She graduated from Mount Juliet High School in 2018 and was currently studying art at the University of Memphis. Carly’s creativity was shown through her intricate drawings and passion for music. She was a devoted caretaker to her dad, and she would love to spend time with her mom. Carly will be missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Dominic Jr. and Inge Coda, and paternal grandmother, Phyllis Hinkle.

She is survived by her mother, Nina Hinkle; father, Greg Hinkle; brother, Zack Hinkle (Sara Matthews); paternal grandfather, Ray Hinkle (Patti); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The Celebration of Life will be conducted in the Hermitage Funeral Home chapel on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Shane Tarter officiating. Visitation will be prior from 12:00 pm until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carly’s memory may be made to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Huntington’s Disease Clinic at give.vanderbilthealth.org/give/197783 and include “In Memory of Carly Hinkle.”


  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Carly Rain Hinkle

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Brendon Westhoff

July 5, 2020

I got pretty close to Carly over this past semester. We would meet everyday at the Starbucks on campus. Then when the Rona hit we kept in touch everyday while she was back in Nashville. I can’t believe I’ll never see her face again. I’ll miss her little doodles in my notebook and seeing her face everyday.

Shanelle Sorensen

June 30, 2020

I didn’t really know Carly well when I was new to our elementary school in 5th grade but my earliest memory of her was in the 6th grade when she said hello to me and complimented me on my appearance. I didn’t really have any friends at the time and I remembered it really making my whole day. She was a kind girl. She will be missed.

Ron Hinkle

June 30, 2020

My fondest memory of "little" Carly was her dancing the night away at the Hinkle Family Reunion in 2006 in Colorado.

Cindy Lovell

June 30, 2020

Carly you will be missed. Your Mom , Dad, Brother and Family loved you very much. I was told your smile would brighten up the room. Your Mom always talked about what an incredible artist you were and how much you loved music. I Hope you are singing and painting the heavens.

Sara Ferguson

June 30, 2020

I have such fond memories of this sweet girl. Me, Nina, and Carly loved to go to craft fairs at Christmas time, antique fairs and soooo many soccer games for the boys. I’m so sorry for the loss to Nina, Greg, and Zack and the rest of the world. She had so much potential and light to share with the world.

Tim & Shawna Chewning

June 29, 2020

Memories of many Thanksgivings. Photo shoots, games, building towers out of Solo cups (with Chris) and that can you decorated years ago that we each had to put a note of Thanksgiving in (used for several years).

Carly, (pictured third from the left with Mom Nina and cousins Ali and Melissa in November, 2017). Carly, you were like a diamond that shown brightly and always made us laugh and smile. Your beautiful heart and funny personality, and your hilarious videos will never be forgotten.

Love you Carly Rain!

Maggie Shepherd

June 29, 2020

Carly was one of my first childhood best friends. She stuck with me through my fear of sleeping away from home (even after watching the Gremlins and having no choice but to call my mom to come get me!) One morning, I think after a sleep over, I remember Mrs. Nina singing this little jingle about how you “gotta get up, get going, and really sock it to ‘em.” Carly and I just really loved that, and I still remember it today. I also remember making homemade ravioli all together in the kitchen and thinking it was the coolest thing ever! Carly and I grew apart as we got older, but I will always cherish all of the special memories we shared together as kids.
To Greg, Nina, Zach, and all of Carly’s loved ones, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Carly and the memories of her will continue on in the hearts of many. God bless and be with you all.

Samantha Cowan

June 29, 2020

I had the privilege of having Carly in class. She was so sweet, hard working and caring. I loved getting to know her watching her grow over the semester. I have missed her since she graduated and will continue to miss her.

Her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers!

Katie Prybilla

June 29, 2020

Carly and I were friends at a young age. I remember playing with Carly in the grass while our brothers were playing soccer. In high school, I had a few classes with her and she was always the life of the classroom. Carly was a friend to everyone she met and was such a sweet girl. Love and prayers sent to friends and family!

Morgan Follis

June 29, 2020

I have know Carly over the years and I am praying for her family and friends.

I have many funny memories of Carly (because she always made me laugh) but I have to admit my favorite memories with her is when we would find a random room at church and would just have the deepest talks about anything and everything. Carly cared so deeply for people and made everyone laugh. I will hold those memories forever.