A six-year-old White Bluff girl who inspired thousands of Middle Tennessee residents has lost her battle with cancer. Ava Hinton died Saturday night following a three-year battle with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a childhood cancer that attacks soft tissue, connective tissue and bones. First diagnosed in 2010, Ava underwent more than a year of intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments and twice was told there was no evidence of the disease left, only to relapse both times. The latest benefit to assist her family with medical bills was held just a week ago at the White Bluff Community Center. She inspired thousands with her smile and spirit. Ava was the daughter of Attarey and Amy Hinton of White Bluff. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Anadia Hinton, grandparents, David and Janet Howell of Burns, Michael and Lori Holt of Nashville and Jessie Hinton of Dickson; great-grandparents, Freda Jones of White Bluff and Allie Holt of Dickson, and dozens of members of Relay for Life’s Team Ava. Visitation with the family will be 4-8 pm Wednesday and noon-2 pm Thursday at Taylor Funeral Home. A funeral service for Ava Hinton will be at 2 pm Thursday in the Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to CureSearch.org to help with research into childhood cancers.