Mattie “Lou” Louise Crumpler Hinnant

March 16, 1932 - July 27, 2014
Mattie “Lou” Louise Crumpler Hinnant

Mattie “Lou” Crumpler Hinnant passed away Sunday July 27,2014 at Carolina Beach.

Lou was born March 16, 1932 in Clinton, NC and was the youngest
daughter of eight siblings born to Marion “Ben” Crumpler and Sudie Jane Reeves. Mattie Lou as she was known by her childhood friends, graduated from Hugh Morrison High School in Raleigh in 1949. She recently attended her 65th class reunion.Besides her family, Lou loved her work and bowling. She retired in 1997 from Davidson and Jones Construction Co. as their Human Resources Director, after nearly 20years of service.Lou bowled for over 40 years. She attended 35 WBA National Tournaments and was inducted into WBA Hall of Fame in 1992 and NC WBA Emeritus in 1997.

Lou joins her beloved husband, Charles (Chubby) parents, brothers, sisters and infant
grandson who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Mike Hinnant (Barbara), Cindy Hinnant
Redd (Rodley) and Jamie Hinnant Becker(Lenny); grandchildren, Michele
Hinnant, Melissa Smith, Cameron and Jonathan Redd, Jim James, Jessica
and Joseph Becker; and great grandchildren Dylan Hinnant, Riley
McCracken and Kaya Smith. Lou will be missed by so many friends that
bowled with her, played cards with her or just loved her.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Park’s Chapel of the Mausoleum, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612 at 2:00 p.m. Family visitation will be held at the Chapel one hour prior to the service.

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  • July 28, 2014
    Marion Boissiere says:
    My condolences to the family. I knew Lou through bowling. We served on the RWBA Board and started a ladies senior league. I was sorry to see her move so far from Raleigh as I never went to Carolina Beach. I missed her and now will continue to do so in another way. In Heaven, Lou will be healthy and start bowling again with bowling friends who preceded her. Maybe a 300 game is possible if she wishes real hard! I'll help her cause.

  • August 05, 2014
    Marion Boissiere says:
    Lou had an influence on my years as a RWBA Director. She was encouraging and always made nice remarks about any work I did on committees. She built up my confidence as a Director when I needed it the most: my first season. I missed her and will still miss her for the many good qualities she had. Thanks to her and Eleanor Aker, I am still on the Board and doing my best to help make the CAUSBCA one of the best associations in the nation.

  • July 31, 2014
    Lynda Callahan says:
    So very sorry to hear of Lou's passing. I met Lou through bowling and served on the women's board with her for several years. We travelled to several national tournaments together and I have fond memories of those times. Lou loved bowling and her bowling family and I am honored that I was a part of that family

  • July 31, 2014
    Janet reagan says:
    Cindy and Mike, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sounds like she lived a full and good life. Our sympathy to all of your family. Janet and Walker Reagan

  • August 01, 2014
    Bobbie Corbett McMillan says:
    Mike, my sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mom. Bobbie