SHELBY - Betty McGinnis Hastings, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 17, 2014, at Hos-pice at Wendover.
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A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Summey and Dare Ryan McGinnis.
She served many years at the Shelby Mill, until it closed. She retired from Fiber and Artee Industries. She was a member of New Bethel Church of Shelby, where she was active in the Red Hats and Jolly El-ders. She loved her church and church family very much.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ada Greene, Mae Jenkins, and Florene Beam; four brothers, Calvin, Ernest, John, and Lester McGinnis.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Hal James Hastings Sr., of the home; son, Hal "Jimmy" Hastings Jr.; and daughter, Faye Gregory, both of Shelby; sisters, Bessie Bowman of Shelby, and Inez Cloninger of Lincolnton; brother, C.A. McGinnis and wife Joanne of Crouse; grandchildren, Scott Grego-ry, Cylee Hastings, Bobbie Jo Newton and husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Vincent, Solomon, and Rowdy Irvin, Taylor E. Newton; step-daughter, Cassie Young.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Church of Shelby with the Revs. Mark Patchett and Eddie Gray officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church
Burial will be at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.claybarnette.com.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on July 19, 2014