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Obituary for Kay Hinson

Shelby - Mrs. Kay Frances Hinson, 78, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023 at Atrium Health - Cleveland in Shelby.

Kay was born on January 23, 1945 in Selma, Alabama a daughter of the late Loran Daniel "L.D." Wallace and Virginia Frances Shytle Wallace. She was retired from Cleveland County Schools and taught at Marion Elementary and Crest Middle Schools. During her career she was a classroom teacher and a reading specialist. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota-Sigma, National Teachers Sorority, which she was very proud of. Kay was a true friend and built relationships with her college friends, who became like family. She maintained a very close relationship to these friends for the rest of her life.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Thomas Wallace.

Kay's husband of 56 years, Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Hinson passed away just two days after she did on Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Survivors include a niece, Amber Wallace Blackwell and husband Steven of Beaufort, NC; a nephew, Vince Wallace and wife Jessica; great niece and nephew, Vera and Stone Wallace all of Huntersville.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby with Rev. Bill Troutman officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the home of Ken and Kay, 1421 Deborah Circle, Shelby, NC 28150.

Burial will be at Cleveland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150.

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Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the Hinson family.