CLOVER -- Clifford Reginald Hinshaw Jr., 88, of Clover, S.C., died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Clover Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Douglass Key officiating. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery.
Mr. Hinshaw was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Battleboro, N.C., to the late Clifford Reginald and Lucile Walton Hinshaw. Reg graduated from High Point High School in 1936 and from High Point University in 1940. He received his Masters degree in History from Duke University in 1941 and in 1951 graduated from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science. After college he became a pilot and flight instructor with the Civilian Pilot training program and continued flying and instructing in the U.S. Army Air Corp. As a flight instructor at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., he met his wife of 64 years, Beth Ford Hinshaw. After his service in the Army he taught history at High Point College for two years. In 1949, they moved to Clover and joined M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home and the Ford Chevrolet Company, where he worked until retirement. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home and served as the Executive Secretary for the S.C. State Board of Funeral Service from 1960-1985. He was an Elder at the Clover Presbyterian Church and a member of the Clover Lions Club. He loved history and was an avid golfer.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Garnett Hinshaw May.
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Survivors are his wife, Beth Ford Hinshaw of Clover; daughter, Lucy Hinshaw Cathey and husband, Robert, of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren, Mary Walton Cathey of Waltham, Mass., Beth Paul and husband, Andy, of Greenville, S.C., and Ellen Martin and husband, Timmy, of Anderson, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Birdie Paul and Sarah Ford Martin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jack Quinn of Clover; two nieces; and one nephew.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover.
Memorials may be made toClover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710 or to Thornwell Home for Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325.
M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Hinshaw.