Virginia Marie Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Milton Wheeler Hinshaw
                                                      │    1855-1926 
                          ┌── Glen Harrison Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1894-1994              │
                          │                           └── Elnora "Nora" Burton
                          │                                1867-1919 
Virginia Marie Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1934                   │                           ┌── William D. Spray
                          │                           │
                          └── Edith Marie Spray ──────┤
                               1898-1953              │
                                                      └── Lula Mae Hanna
M: Bobby Ray Cottongin

Virginia Marie Hinshaw     [ID 06293] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 26 1934, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5  

Virginia finished high school in 1953 in Frankfort, Indiana.  She then spent three years at the Pentecostal Bible School of Theology at Tupelo, Mississippi.3  

She married Bobby Ray Cottongin, Jul 29 1955, Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana.2,3  Bobby, son of Berton Bennie Cottongin & Virgie Victoria Baggett, was born Jun 10 1934, LeBlanc, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.3,5,6,7,8  

Bobby attended two years at the Pentecostal Bible Institute in Tupelo.  Virginia and Bobby worked a year at the Tupelo Children's Mission orphanage.3  


Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Cottongin, born Aug 3 1959, Kinder, Louisiana; married James Gillen, Aug 1 1980 (children: Aaron James Gillen, May 31 1982; Jason Randal Gillen, Feb 3 1986).
Robert Dale Cottongin, born Oct 7 1963, Kinder, Louisiana; married Debbie Byers (child: Andrea Dale Cottongin, Oct 29 1988); relationship with Jeannie Murray (child: Erica Paige Cottongin, Oct 18 2001).
Vicky Marie Cottongin, born May 5 1972, Kinder, Louisiana; married Donnie Jarreau (children: Avery Marie Jarreau, Jan 12 2001; Ainsley Grace Jarreau, Aug 12 2003; Eason Bray Jarreau, Jan 5 2007; Emery Chase Jarreau, Nov 18 2011).

Virginia worked as an operator for Southern Bell Co., and as a matron for the Tupelo Children's Mansion; she also worked as ward secretary at the North Mississippi Medical Center.  She was an Avon rep for over 45 years.  She is a devout christian who followed her mother's beliefs in the Pentecostal Faith.2  

Virginia and Bobby were shown in the 1957 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:10

Cottongin Robt R (Virginia) h611 N Shattuck
Cottongin Virginia H Mrs opr Tel Co r611 N Shattuck
Virginia and Bobby were shown in the 1958 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:10
Cottongin Robt R (Virginia) emp Fire Safety & Sale Serv h611 N Shattuck
Virginia and Bobby were shown in the 1959 city directory of Lake Charles, Louisiana:10
Cottongin Bobby R (Virginia M) city police h1703 Moelling
Cottongin Virginia H Mrs opr Tel Co r1716 Moelling

In 1998 Virginia and Bobby were residing in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana.3  

Bobby died Jun 12 2007, Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana; age 73.6,7,8,11  

Bobby's obituary was published as follows:7,9

Bobby Ray Cottongin
(June 10, 1934 - June 12, 2007)

Kinder,LA- Funeral service for Mr. Bobby Ray Cottongin, 73, will be held Friday, June 15, 2007 at 10a.m. in Kingsfarm Pentecostal Church in Kinder.  Rev. Steve Haymon & Rev. A.A. Haymon Jr. will officiate.  Burial will be in Green Oak Cemetery under the direction of Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder.  Visitation will be in the funeral home Thursday from 3pm-9pm and will continue Friday at 8a.m. in the church until time of service.  Mr. Bobby Ray Cottongin lost his battle from a massive stroke on Tuesday, June 12, 2007.  He was born in LeBlanc on June 10, 1934 and was raised in Kinder.  He went to Kinder Elementary School and graduated from Kinder High School.  He attended PBI (Pentecostal Bible Institute) in Tupelo, MS where he met his bride.  They worked at the Tupelo Children’s Mansion.  He was a member of Kingsfarm United Pentecostal Church.  He worked on the Lake Charles Police Force and the Allen Parish Sheriff Dept.  He also worked at the Savant Lumber yard.  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia Hinshaw Cottongin of Kinder; three children, Debbie Cottongin Gillen & husband James of Westlake, Dale Cottongin of Kinder, Vicky Cottongin Jarreau & husband Donnie of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Aaron, Jason Andrea, Erica, Avery, Ainsley & Eason; sister, Claudia Cottongin Ford & husband Carl of Wharton, TX; host of nieces & nephews.  Preceded in death by his mother, father, and three brothers.  

Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder, LOUISIANA 337-738-2526

(photo)Photo: Bobby Ray Cottongin 9

(photo)Photo: Bobby Ray Cottongin gravestone Green Oak Cemetery 8

(photo)Photo: Bobby Ray Cottongin gravestone Green Oak Cemetery 8

Social Security information for Bobby Ray Cottongin: 434-48-5776


  1. 1940 census, 3rd Ward, Lebanon, Center Township, Boone County, Indiana; roll T627-1028, ED 6-4, page 19A, line #3, household #487.
  2. Contribution from Maurita Archibald ().
  3. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  4. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  5. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2;
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Obituary of Bobby Ray Cottongin; posted Mar 9 2008 to the Obituaries message board:
  10. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta);
  11. Contribution from Margaret Jean Hinshaw Ritter.

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