Virginia Lee Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Joseph Vance Hinshaw
                                                        │    1862-1934 
                          ┌── Edward Clifford Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1889-1965                │
                          │                             └── Louiza Gazille Branson
                          │                                  1862-1924 
Virginia Lee Hinshaw ─────┤
B: c1920                  │
D: <2015                  │
                          └── Mabel E. Ferree
M: Grover Devare Williams

Virginia Lee Hinshaw     [ID 04225] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1920, North Carolina.1  

She married Grover Devare Williams.2,3  Grover, son of Gurney L. Williams & Iland Burns, was born Sep 22 1919, Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina.4  

Children (all born in Randolph County, North Carolina):2,4

Grover Devere Williams, Jr., born Nov 7 1941; married Cynthis --; [email: ]. 3
Ronnie Favrell Williams, born Jul 11 1949. 3
Gary Van Williams, born Nov 27 1954; married Glenda --. 3

Virginia Lee Hinshaw died before Apr 3 2015.4  

Grover remarried to Josephine Shelley, c1996.4  

Grover died Apr 3 2015, McLeod Hospice House, Florence, South Carolina; age 95.4  

Grover's obituary was published as follows:4

Grover DeVere Williams
(September 22, 1919 - April 3, 2015)

FLORENCE -- Grover DeVere Williams, 95, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence after an illness.  

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015, at Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home.  Rev. Randy Oswalt will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Mr. Williams was born on September 22, 1919, in Asheboro, NC, a son of the late Gurney L. and Iland Burns Williams.  He retired as branch manager of Pilot Life Insurance Co., in Florence, and had been a resident of Florence for 53 years.  He was a member of College Park Baptist Church, and had been a faithful church member all of his life.  Mr. Williams was an ordained deacon and served the church in a number of capacities over the years.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.  

Mr. Williams was predeceased by his wife of forty-seven years, Mrs. Virginia Hinshaw Williams; his wife of nineteen years, Mrs. Josephine Shelley Williams; a daughter-in-law, Faye Sports Williams; two grandchildren, Ronnie Williams, Jr., and Amber Williams; and two sisters.  

Survivors include three sons, Rev. DeVere Williams (Cynthia) of Maggie Valley, NC, Ronnie Williams of Darlington, and Van Williams (Glenda) of Florence; five grandchildren, DeAnn Griffin (Robert) of Mauldin, Vicki Williams of Columbia, April Purvis (Matthew) of Greer, Dr. Kristen Williams of Charleston, and Dr. Virginia Webb (Justin) of Simpsonville; five great-grandchildren, Ashton and William Griffin, both of Mauldin, Matthew and Henry Purvis, both of Greer, and Parker Webb of Simpsonville; two step-sons, Jimmy Shelley (Deena) of Hartsville, and Edward Shelley (Betty Ann) of Wichita Falls, TX; and three step-daughters, Francis Ellis of Darlington, Patricia Greenan and Lynn Gardner, both of Florence.  

Memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church, 1501 Third Loop Rd., Florence, SC 29505.


  1. 1930 census, Randleman Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T626-1715, ED 27, page 5B, line #61, dwelling #174, family #176.
  2. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  3. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  4. Obituary of Grover DeVere Williams; Waters-Powell Funeral Home:

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