HICKOX — William Alan Hinesley, 81 of Hickox, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020. He was born in Warrenton, Ga., on June 13, 1939, to the late William Augustus Hinesley and Freda Lowe Hinesley. Hinesley spent his early years in various school systems, moving to Nahunta in 1956 where he graduated from Nahunta High School in 1958. He attended then Georgia Southern College in Statesboro graduating with a Business Administration degree. Hinesley later moved to Athens where he received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He worked as a coordinator for the Richmond County Rehabilitation. Hinesley later joined the Georgia State Department of Rehabilitation under the umbrella of the Department of Education in Athens for eight years. He was an avid “Dawgs” fan and season ticket holder attending games until he was no longer able to go. However, Hinesley continued to follow the games on television until his death. He joined the Brantley Telephone Company in 1972 as an office manager where he retired after 26 years. Hinesley married a former high school classmate (Wanda Gail Herrin) in 2001. William and Wanda enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and, especially photography where he won several awards through the years. Hinesley spent many hours in Cades Cove photographing his favorite subjects, nature, and wildlife. He was also a member of the Okefenokee Heritage Center Photography Guild. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Herrin Bradshaw Hinesley; two daughters, Lori Anne Lee (Marty) and Myra Jane Lake (David); two step-children, Derrick Bradshaw, Sr. (Robin) and Donna Bradshaw Russell (Rusty); four grandchildren, Weston Lake (Shyanne), Dillon Lake, Ross Allen (Della Lane), and Macie Allen Middleton (Landon); eight step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; several special cousins; and a dear Aunt Gerri Hinesley of Warrenton. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the family asked that you follow the rules for social distancing. Also, if anyone who does not feel comfortable with attending the services, the family understands and asks you to be in prayer for our loved ones. A funeral service was held Saturday afternoon, September 12, 2020, at Hickox Baptist Church with Rev. Ray McMillan and Rev. Jamie Giddens officiating. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Weston Lake, Dillon Lake, Ross Allen, Landon Middleton, Derrick Bradshaw II, and Hagen Zachary. Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta, GA. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.