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Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 09:38 AM.

Sally Ruth Hinton Coleman

Sally Ruth Hinton Coleman, 73, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Feb. 18, 2013.  She was born Jan. 3, 1940 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Mrs. Coleman lived for the past 8 years in Birmingham.  She spent much of her life residing in Florida in cities that included Winter Haven, Panama City Beach and Seagrove Beach. She was Episcopalian by faith.

After graduating from Tuscaloosa High School in 1957, she attended the University of Alabama where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority where she served as treasurer and vice president. In 1960, she married James Kynerd Coleman Jr. at the First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Early in her career, she was a caseworker for the State of Alabama Department of Pensions and Security. She later worked as a real estate sales professional in Florida.

Mrs. Coleman was the daughter of Robert Stanley Hinton and Hazel Felts Hinton, of Tuscaloosa, both of whom preceded her in death. 

Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James Kynerd Coleman Jr. of Seagrove Beach.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by her sons, James Kynerd Coleman III and wife Kimberly of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and Sebron Hinton Coleman of Panama City Beach; daughter, Ashley Coleman Bates and husband Reed of Mountain Brook, Ala.; sister, Comella Hinton DaLee and husband Donald of Waleska, Ga.; and grandchildren, Marisa Coleman, Margo Coleman, Caroline Bates and Coleman Bates.



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