Bennett Edwin Hinsdale Jr.
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GREEN CREEK, NC-- Bennett Edwin Hinsdale Jr., 103, died December 7, 2012, at Rose Crest Retirement Center of Inman, SC.
Born April 2, 1909, he was a native and resident of the Green Creek community of Polk County, NC, and was a son of the late Bennett Edwin and Elizabeth Barnett Hinsdale. He was the widower of Gladys Greene Hinsdale who died in 2000. Mr. Hinsdale was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as County Office Manager of Farm Service for Polk County. He was a faithful and dedicated worker for his church, The Mill Creek church of the Brethren where he was a member, Life Deacon and served as church moderator for 57 years. He loved his community, serving as a former trustee of St. Luke's Hopspital in Tryon, NC, and of the Head Memorial Clinic in Green Creek. He was a member of the Green Creek Ruritan Club having obtained 57 years perfect attendance. He also served many years as a member and Chairman of the Polk County Board of Education and served countless years as precinct judge and poll worker in general elections. During World War II, he served on the War Board for Polk County.
He is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Summey of Spartanburg; one grandson, Raymie Summey (Lisa) of Spartanburg; and one granddaughter, Amanda Cohen (Brett) of Fort Mill, SC. He is survived by 4 great-grandchildren, Ethan and Gabe Summey, and Harrison and Lizzie Cohen. He was predeceased by a grandson, Ben Summey; one brother; and four sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 10, in the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren with Rev. Steve Abe and Rev. C.C. Kurtz officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening, December 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at McFarland's Funeral Chapel of Tryon, NC.
Donations may be made to the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, 1401 Coxe Rd. Tryon, NC 28782 or to Lutheran Hospice at 429 N. Main St. Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Rose Crest Retirement Center and Lutheran Hospice for their loving compassionate care of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
At other times, the family will be at his residence, 950 Coxe Rd., Tryon, NC 28782.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneral chapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC
McFarland Funeral Chapel - Tryon
54 McFarland Drive Hwy. 108 Tryon, NC 28782
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012