Ruby Nell Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Henry Luther Hinshaw
                                                 │    1863-1942 
                     ┌── Oscar Gorrell Hinshaw ──┤
                     │    1898-1961              │
                     │                           └── Mary Lou Jester
                     │                                1873-1942 
Ruby Nell Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1927              │                           ┌── William Monroe Hobson
D: 2003              │                           │
                     └── Florence Alice Hobson ──┤
                          1901-1991              │
                                                 └── Sara Susannah "Susie" Jester
M: Thad M. Benton

Ruby Nell Hinshaw     [ID 09667] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 21 1927, Yadkinville, Yadkin County, North Carolina.1,2,3  

She married Thad M. Benton, Dec 21 1946, Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina.1,4  Thad, son of Rovy Lester Benton & Janie Swaim, was born Jan 14 1919, Jonesville, Yadkin County, North Carolina.1,5,6,7  


Brenda Jean Benton, born Nov 5 1947, Surry County, North Carolina; died May 28 2013; married John Richard Snow, Jan 11 1969 (children: Bryan, Jason and Nathan Snow). 8
Sheila Christine "Chris" Benton, born Dec 9 1949, North Carolina; married Aug 31 1968 Wilson Parker. 8
Larry Monroe Benton, born Jan 5 1951, North Carolina; married Christine --. 8
Sandra Alice Benton, born Aug 19 1952, North Carolina; married Harvey Bates. 8
(infant daughter) Benton; died as an infant.

Thad died Sep 15 1989.6  

Ruby Nell Hinshaw died Sep 24 2003, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina; buried Charity Baptist Church Cemetery.3  

Ruby's obituary was published in The Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.) on Friday, Sep 26 2003:3

Ruby Nell Hinshaw Benton

BOONVILLE - Mrs. Ruby Nell Hinshaw Benton, 76, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Forsyth Medical Center.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family and enjoyed taking the time to read.  Mrs. Benton was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Yadkin County to the late Oscar and Florence Hobson Hinshaw.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Charity Baptist Church, where she was active with the Women's Missionary Circle.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thad M. Benton; and a brother, Steve Hinshaw.  Surviving are her children, Brenda (John D.) Snow of East Bend, Chris (Wilson) Parker of Boonville, Larry (Christine) Benton of Elkin and Sandy (Harvey) Bates of Boonville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Joyce (Howard) Jester, Pete (Betty) Hinshaw, Betty (Glenn) Trivette, Bob (Clara) Hinshaw, Bruce (Pat) Hinshaw, Rex (Frankie) Hinshaw, Wanda (Dwight) Cass and Gary (Belva) Hinshaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Charity Baptist Church, by the Rev. Eddie Driver and the Rev. Cecil Wetherholt.  She will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 26, at Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville.  Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Charity Baptist Church Building Fund.

Social Security information for Thad M. Benton: 240-18-5625


  1. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  2. 1930 census, Fall Creek Township, Yadkin County, North Carolina; roll T626-1730, ED 11, page 7B, line #54, dwelling #132, family #132.
  3. Obituary of Ruby Nell Hinshaw Benton; The Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Sep 26 2003
  4. Obituary of Brenda Benron Snow; Gentry Family Funeral Service:
  5. Contribution from Ron Collins ().
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. 1930 census, Knobs Township, Yadkin County, North Carolina; roll T626-1730, ED 15, page 8B, line #91, dwelling #143, family #143.
  8. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;

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