PRCC department chair dies

June 10, 2011 - 7:56am -- braswell

HATTIESBURG - Debra Hinton of Hattiesburg, chair of the surgical technology department at Pearl River Community College, died Wednesday at Wesley Medical Center.Hinton, 56, had chaired the surgical technology program at PRCC Forrest County Center since it began in 1992. She held a bachelor degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.Debbie was a valued colleague and instructor who was dedicated to her students, said Dr. Cecil Burt, dean of the Forrest County Center. She will be sorely missed.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home chapel in Hattiesburg with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.