BYRD - Shirley Elizabeth Hinchy 78, of Mt. Gilead, NC passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Stanly Regional Medical Center, Albemarle, NC. The family will receive friends at HARTSELL FUNERAL HOME, Albemarle, NC on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be at Cottonville Baptist Church, Norwood, NC, on Wednesday at 2:00 PM with a 30 minute state. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born, January 13, 1935 at home, in Erie County, NY, she is the daughter of the late Clarence Hinchy and the late Stacia Cummings. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Dorthy Ann Peterson. She is survived by her husband, Lance Junior Byrd of the home; son, Lance Byrd of Buffalo, NY; daughters, Denise A. Carns of Lockport, NY and Deborah Bergquist of Millingport, NC; brothers, Clarence Hinchy of VA and John Hinchy of Lockport, NY; sisters, Elaine Grace of Depew, NY and Barbara Carlson of Tonawanda, NY; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle, NC is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.
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Published in the Buffalo News on Feb. 27, 2013