BAKERSVILLE, N.C. – Kenzie M. Hinson, 75, at his mountain home with his beloved wife and feeling blessed by a wonderful life, Kenzie Mac Hinson went home to be with his Lord and Savior and a host of family and friends early in the morning of Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
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Mr. Hinson was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Kershaw and was a son of the late James Boyd "J.B." Hinson and Mary Alyce Hilton Hinson.
Kenzie was a member of McKinney Cove Baptist Church in Bakersville, where he relished serving as chairman of property and grounds for a number of years, and in other roles, including Bible school teacher. He was also a former member of First Baptist Church, Kershaw where in energetically served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, RA Leader and coach. He was self-employed as a life insurance agent for over 35 years with Franklin Life Insurance Company and Midland National Life where he won numerous top awards for outstanding production. He was active in the community through the Hinson Agency, Andrew Jackson area school board and booster club, and a life member of Abney Masonic Lodge No. 211 in Kershaw and Jamil Shrine Temple in Columbia.
A talented athlete and natural leader from his youth, Kenzie was a graduate of Kershaw High School, where he was captain of the football and state championship baseball teams. He played competitive tennis for many years, and his love of sports at all levels was life-long. Kenzie never met a stranger. He loved talking to everyone. His hobbies included woodworking, making birdhouses and feeders and attending craft festivals. In past years, he enjoyed raising cows on his farm in Kershaw. He was also a Clemson fan having been a member of IPTAY for many years. At his mountain home, he enjoyed feeding and watching birds, especially his many hummingbirds, and entertaining numerous visiting family and friends with stories with his wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by many as a trusted adviser on many subjects and many aspects of life.
He is survived, loved and dearly missed by his wife of 21 years, MaeBeth Small Hinson; two daughters, Susan H. Cohen and her husband, Gary, of Easley and Jane H. Carter and her husband, Len, of N. Augusta; three grandchildren, Brad Cohen, Amelia Carter and Ben Carter; a sister, Marilyn Hinson of Kershaw; his brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and great nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a stepson, Chad Byrd; and a brother, Douglas Hinson.
Special thanks to Mitchell County Hospice and many friends who provided support especially during recent months.
The celebration of life services for Kenzie are 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at McKinney Cove Baptist Church, 1160 McKinney Cove Road, Bakersville, NC.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McKinney Cove Baptist Church, building fund, P.O. Box 955, Bakersville, NC 28705 or to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Dr., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Obituary announcement courtesy of Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, SC.
Baker Funeral Home
210 East Hilton Street
Kershaw, SC 29067
Published in The Lancaster News on Sept. 1, 2013