Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw

                                                          ┌── Jabin Hinshaw
                                                          │    1847-1924 
                              ┌── John Benjamin Hinshaw ──┤
                              │    1887-1971              │
                              │                           └── Ruth Caroline Edwards
                              │                                1853-1911 
Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw ──────┤
B: 1925                       │                           ┌── Levi Gaston Andrews
D: 2007                       │                           │
                              └── Willie J. Andrews ──────┤
                                   1896-1989              │
                                                          └── Addie G. Guthrie
M: Joan Marie Wagoner
   ├── John Claire Hinshaw (1958-) 1,2,3
   ├── Susan Leigh Hinshaw (1960-) 1,2,3
   └── Gary Freeman Hinshaw (1968-) 1,2,3

M: Eula Mae Burgette Carrigan

Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw     [ID 10769] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 21 1925, Alamace County, North Carolina.4,5,6,7  

Rayborn and sister Ruby were twins.6  

On Aug 19 1944 Rayborn F. Hinshaw, born 1925 in North Carolina, enlisted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had four years of high school, was single, without dependents, and was employed as an automobile serviceman.  He was recorded as 80" tall, 100 lbs.4  

He married Joan Marie Wagoner, Jun 17 1956, Guilford County, North Carolina.1  Joan, daughter of Mont Claire Wagoner & Katie Troxler, was born Dec 16 1936, Guilford County, North Carolina.1,2,5,8,9  

It appears that Rayborn and Joan were divorced.8,9  

He then married Eula Mae Burgette Carrigan1,7,10 [Eula Burgette10], Jun 15 19911,7,10.  Eula, daughter of James Robert Burgette & Eliza Branch, was born Nov 24 1932, Sampson County, North Carolina.10  

In 1999 Rayborn was living in Jamestown, North Carolina.11,12  

Eula died Nov 25 2004, High Point Regional Hospital, Guilford County, North Carolina; age 72.7,10  

Eula's obituary was published in the "Greensboro News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on Friday, November 26, 2004:10

JAMESTOWN -- Mrs. Eula Burgette Carrigan Hinshaw, 72, resident of Misty Waters Lane, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at High Point Regional Hospital.  

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Reformed United Church of Christ by the Rev. Donald L. Stevenson.  Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.  Mrs. Hinshaw will remain at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave. until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.  

Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Sampson County on Nov. 24, 1932, the daughter of James Robert and Eliza Branch Burgette.  She had been a resident of the Greensboro, High Point, and Jamestown area most of her life.  She was active in the Singles Square Dance Club and the Tempo Ballroom Dance Club.  Mrs. Hinshaw enjoyed gardening and loved her flowers and crafting.  Her greatest love was for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Hinshaw was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ on English Road.  On June 15,1991 she married Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw, who survives of the home.  

Also surviving are two sons, Johnnie Edward Miller and wife, Judy of Summerfield and the Rev. Bob Miller and wife, Jeanne of Andrews; eight sisters, Nancy Brown, Myrtis Westbrook, Grey Britt, Lexie Lewis, and Carolyn Sessoms all of Clinton, Ruth Bullard of Fayetteville, Marie Stephenson of Angier, and Hazel Sherman of Ala.; three brothers, Robert Burgette of Jacksonville, Fla.; David and Ellis Burgette both of Salemburg; five grandchildren, Jennifer Stringer of Randleman, Jason Miller of Japan, Jeff Miller of Asheville, Michelle Bonifant of Greensboro and Shannan Miller of Boone; six great-grandchildren, Robert, Sarah, and Isaac Stringer, David and Derick Miller and Kimberly Bonifant.  

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  

Memorials may be directed to the church, 901 English Road, High Point, NC 27262.  

The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at High Point Regional Hospital for the loving care they extended to Mrs. Hinshaw.

Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw died May 8 2007, at his home, Jamestown, North Carolina; age 81.7  

Rayborn's obituary was published in "The News & Observer" (Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina),7 and in the "Greensboro News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina),13 and in the "Winston-Salem Journal" (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)14,15 on Thursday, May 20, 2007:

Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw

Mr. Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw, age 81, of Jamestown died May 8, 2007, at his residence.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born in Alamance County to John Benjamin and Willie Andrews Hinshaw.  He was a graduate of NC State University.  During World War II, Mr. Hinshaw served in the US Army Infantry during the Battle of the Bulge.  He was awarded three Campaign Ribbons and three Battle Stars, and the Bronze Star Medal.  Upon his retirement from the Army Reserves, he had attained the rank of Lt. Col. as part of the 422nd Civil Affairs Company.  He retired in 1989 from Sears Roebuck, Inc., where he had served as regional service manager.  Mr. Hinshaw was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, where he served on many committees, and was teacher of the Men's Sunday School Class.  He was a former professor at Pembroke State University, former member and past president of the High Point Civitan Club, and was active in the Singles Square Dance Club and the Tempo Ballroom Dance Club.  

On June 15, 1991 he married the former Eula Burgette, who preceded him in death on November 25, 2004.  

Also surviving are his daughter, Susan Hinshaw Bodsford of Walkertown; and his sons, John C. Hinshaw and wife, Patricia of Sophia, and Gary F. Hinshaw of Jamestown.  Also surviving are two grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.  

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, at First Reformed United Church of Christ by the Reverend Donald D. Stevenson and Pastor Barney Law.  Interment, with military honors, will follow at Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery in Liberty.  

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday evening, at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue in High Point.  

Memorials may be directed to First Reformed United Church of Christ, 901 English Rd., High Point, NC 27260 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.  

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(photo)Photo: Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw 13,15


  1. Guilford County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds:
  2. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Obituary of Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw.
  4. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1930 census, Patterson Township, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T626-1671, ED 1, page 7B, line #65, dwelling #138, family #139.
  7. Obituary of Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw; "The News & Observer", May 10 2007
  8. Obituary of Jane Wagoner Teague; "The Reidsville Review", Nov 21-23 2006:
  9. Obituary of Jane Wagoner Teague; "Greensboro News-Record", Nov 21 2006:
  10. Obituary of Eula Burgette Carrigan Hinshaw; the "Greensboro News-Record", Nov 26 2004
  11. Obituary of Elmer D. Hinshaw, The Courier Tribune, Jun 30 1999.
  12. Obituary of Elmer D. Hinshaw, The Times-News, Jun 30 1999.
  13. Obituary of Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw; the "News-Record", May 10 2007
  14. Obituary of Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw; "Winston-Salem Journal", May 10 2007
  15. Obituary of Rayborn Freeman Hinshaw; Sechrest Funeral Service:

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