Gray Monroe Hinshaw

                                                          ┌── Isaac Martin Hinshaw
                                                          │    1857-1938 
                        ┌── Stantford Sylvester Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1901-1976                    │
                        │                                 └── Emily Frances Winters
                        │                                      1862-1933 
Gray Monroe Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1925                 │                                 ┌── Charlie B. Bennett
D: 1997                 │                                 │
                        └── Mary Lee Bennett ─────────────┤
                            c1902-                        │
                                                          └── Etta Frances Bone
M: Bertha Lorene Vanhoy
   ├── Lynn Gray Hinshaw (1950-) 1,2,3
   ├── Daniel Lee Hinshaw (1953-) 1,2,3
   ├── Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw (1955-) 1,2,3
   ├── Marroe Hinshaw (1958-) 1,3
   └── Logra Murraline Hinshaw (1962-) 1,2,3

Gray Monroe Hinshaw     [ID 02251] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 19 1925, North Carolina.4,5  

He married Bertha Lorene Vanhoy1,2 [Lorene Vanhoy6,7], Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina1,2.  Bertha was born Nov 20 1927, Ronda, Wilkes County, North Carolina.6,7  

Gray lived in Yadkinville, North Carolina.1  He had been in the U.S. Navy, later making his living as a construction foreman.  He later owned his own businesses, Dragline and Sand Dredging, which he passed on to his five children.1  His family also co-owned a funeral home in Yadkinville, North Carolina.1  

Gray was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers).1  

In 1994 Gray was living on Peaceful Valley Road, in/near Advance, Davie County, North Carolina.8  

Gray Monroe Hinshaw died Sep 2 19979 [Sep 15 19974], Forsyth County, North Carolina9.  

Bertha died Mar 28 2008, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina; age 80.7  

Lorene's obituary was published in the "Winston-Salem Journal" (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) on March 30, 2008:7

Lorene Vanhoy "Van" Hinshaw

HINSHAW Mrs. Lorene Vanhoy "Van" Hinshaw, 80, of Salemtowne Moravian Retirement Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center.  She was born Nov. 20, 1927, in the Ronda community of Wilkes County.  Mrs. Hinshaw was a loving mother, grandmother, and homemaker for her children and grandchildren.  She was an avid gardener, Hosta collector, Atlanta Braves baseball fan, and diehard Republican.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gray M. Hinshaw in Sept. of 1997.  Surviving are her three daughters, Mary Shell of Advance, Logra (Jimmy) Dhonnhok of Advance, Marroe (David) Gladston of Dover, Fla.; two sons, Lynn Gray Hinshaw of Butner, Dan Hinshaw of Clemmons; grandchildren, Chasity Gladston, Ryan Shell, Tim Dhonnhok, Nikki Hinshaw, Brent Dhonnhok; a sister, Lois Winebarger of Ronda; and two brothers, David Holbrook of Ronda; and Elmer Holbrook of Michigan.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.  The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Gentry Family Chapel, with Chaplain A.G. Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in Harmony Grove Friends Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salemtowne Moravian Retirement Community, 1000 Salemtowne Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

Social Security information for Gray Monroe Hinshaw: 244-30-6020


  1. Contribution from Logra Murraline Hinshaw Dhonnhok.
  2. Contribution from Ron Collins () citing:
    Forsyth County, North Carolina birth records.
  3. Obituary of Bertha Lorene (Vanhoy) Hinshaw.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. 1930 census, Deep Creek Township, Yadkin County, North Carolina; roll T626-1730, ED 6, page 1B, line #86, dwelling #18, family #21.
  6. U.S. Public Records Index;
  7. Obituary of Lorene Vanhoy Hinshaw; "Winston-Salem Journal", Mar 30 2008:
  8. 1994 Phone and Address Directory;
  9. Contribution from Ron Collins () citing:
    Forsyth County, North Carolina death records.

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