The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 11, 2014

Ramelle Hinson, 84, who enjoyed quilting, reading, collecting, flying, motorcycles, died June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — Mary Ramelle Barbee Hinson, 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at her home in Frog Pond.

Born Mary Ramelle Barbee, daughter of the late Luther and Lizzie Barbee on August 2, 1929, she is survived by one brother, Jerry Barbee and wife, Libbie, of Albemarle; two sisters, Betty Whitley of Oakboro and Lucille “Tink” Bagley and husband, Glen, of Goldsboro, N.C.

The Celebration of her Life will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Bennett officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Floyd, her husband of 64 years, preceded her in death in 2009.

She was blessed with three sons, Terry Sr. and wife, Fran, of Frog Pond; Van and wife, Bronnie, of Oakboro; and her late son, Danny, whose wife, Brenda, lives in Albemarle. She has six grandchildren, Michelle Tucker, Terry Hinson Jr., Dana Ramsey, Mandy Morgan, Kristy Burris and Rodney Hinson. She has 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ramelle worked for many years at Stanly Knitting Mill and Federal Pacific Electric Corporation, but enjoyed varied interests and talents. She created beautiful quilts and needle works, loved reading and collecting fancy dolls and figurines, flying (earning a solo pilot’s license) and motorcycling. Most of all, she loved “doing” for her beloved family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Hinson family.

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