JOHNSON CITY, TN — U.S. Veteran Pastor Charles Franklin Hindman, 71, of 160 Hodges Lane, Banner Elk, passed away Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Charles was born on Oct. 24, 1942 in Cross Anchor, South Carolina. When he was a teenager he accepted Jesus and was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He met his first wife Linda Miller in Raleigh and they were married in 1968. Charles went to college at Southern Adventist University and graduated with a Theology degree in 1969. During the rest of his life he pastored churches in seven different cities, including Burlington, Raleigh, Hickory, Greensboro, Columbia, Boone, and Banner Elk. After his first wife Linda died from cancer in 2002, Charles remarried Wanda Hodges in 2008. Charles loved the Lord, loved people, and was actively ministering until the very day he passed away.

Charles is survived by his wife, Wanda Hodges Hindman of the home; one son, Charles B. "Brian" Hindman and wife Teresa of Asheville; one daughter, Kriston Vardiman and husband Daniel of Tampa, Florida; two step-sons, Larry Hodges and wife Dianne of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Dr. Scott Hodges and wife Angie of Chattanooga, Tennessee; his mother, Frances Bailey Hindman-Living of Union, South Carolina; two grandsons, Jacob Charles Hindman of Asheville and Ian Vardiman of Tampa; two brothers, Stanley Hindman and David Hindman, both of Union, South Carolina, and one sister, Karen Thompson of Union. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Miller Hindman; his father, Gerald Ralph Hindman, and one brother, Jerry Hindman.

Funeral services for Pastor Charles Franklin Hindman will be conducted Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2014, at 3 p.m., at Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2-3 p.m. Officiating will be Charles B. "Brian" Hindman, Elder Leslie Louis, and Elder Haskell Williams. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014, at 1 p.m., at Union Memorial Gardens in Union, South Carolina.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6-8 p.m., at Hampton Funeral Service. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 160 Hodges Lane, Banner Elk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to High Country Christian School, 1551 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hindman family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in Union Daily Times from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014