Donavie H. Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Zebedee Marion Hinshaw
                                                       │    1856-1923 
                             ┌── Simeon Ezra Hinshaw ──┤
                             │    1900-1974            │
                             │                         └── Caroline Cox
                             │                              1858-1928 
Donavie H. Hinshaw ──────────┤
B: 1927                      │                         ┌── Ulysses Tyson Dawson
D: 2010                      │                         │
                             └── Treva Belle Dawson ───┤
                                  1903-1995            │
                                                       └── Roxana Lowdermilk
M: Claude William Allen, Jr.

Donavie H. Hinshaw     [ID 04688] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Donavie H. Hinshaw1,2 [Donnavia Hinshaw3, Donaire Hinshaw4].

Born Apr 21 1927, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,5,6  Donavie and sister Rosalie were twins.  

She married Claude William Allen, Jr., Jun 29 1946, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,3,4,5,7,8  Claude was born Oct 24 1916, Stokes County, North Carolina.9,10  


William Sheridan Allen, born Jan 12 1948, Guilford County, North Carolina; died Oct 2 2002, Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina. 3,9
Stephen Eugene Allen, born Oct 8 1951, Guilford County, North Carolina [email: ]. 3

Claude died Apr 21 1997, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; age 80.9,10  

Donavie H. Hinshaw died Oct 12 2010, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; age 83.11  

Donavie's obituary was published in the "News-Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on October 14, 2010:11,12

Ms. Donavie Hinshaw Allen

GREENSBORO - Ms. Donavie Hinshaw Allen, 83, of Greensboro, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital following the results of an accelerated illness over the past several weeks.  

A memorial service will be held 10:00am on Monday, October 18, 2010 at Irving Park United Methodist Church.  

Mrs. Allen was a member of Irving Park United Methodist Church where she was involved in many functions of the church and worked as a Kindergarten teacher in the 1960's.  She was an avid golfer for most of her life.  One of her greatest loves and talents was fine needlework.  She spent many an hour and day creating and socializing with her friends at the Stitch Point shop.  Donnie had a big heart for her fellow humans and she will be missed by many friends that she has made throughout her life.  

She is survived by one son, Stephen Eugene Allen of Santa Fe, TX; her twin sister, Rosalie Ashcraft of Springdale, AR; two brothers, Clay C. Hinshaw of Burlington, NC; and Max Hinshaw of Climax, NC.  She was preceded in death by a son, William Sheridan Allen and her husband, Claude W. Allen.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Irving Park United Methodist Church, 1510 W. Cone Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27408.  

Following the memorial service inurnment will follow at Westminster Gardens for the family and close friends.  Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family of Mrs. Allen.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Social Security information for Claude William Allen, Jr.: 237-05-2453


  1. Obituary of Treva (Dawson) Hinshaw:
    The "Greensboro News & Record", November 11, 1995, pg B3;
    (UMI Obituaries 1990-1997. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998).
  2. 1940 census, Providence Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T627-2962, ED 76-27, page 6A-B, line #39, household #85.
  3. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  4. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004;
  5. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  6. 1930 census, Providence Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T626-1715, ED 24, page 3B, line #52, dwelling #48, family #49.
  7. Family group sheets from Denzel Marie Hinshaw, contributed by Lee Hoyt Hinshaw Jr.
  8. Obituary of Vogie M. Hinshaw:
    The "Greensboro News & Record", February 2, 1995, pg B4;
    (UMI Obituaries 1990-1997. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1998).
  9. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004;
  10. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  11. Obituary of Donavie Hinshaw Allen; Greensboro "News-Record", Oct 14 2010;
    courtesy of Jason Hinshaw.
  12. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection;

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