Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC


Gail Forbes Hinson

March 30, 1941November 3, 2019

Gail Forbes Hinson, age 78, of Catawba, NC, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Born March 30, 1941, in Mitchell County, NC, she was the daughter of the late McKinley Forbes and Lenoir Winters Forbes.

Gail retired from Catawba Valley Medical Center and enjoyed visiting local thrift stores. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred William Hinson, Sr., sister, Eunie May Jarrett, and brothers, Blaine Forbes, Herbert Forbes, Guy Forbes, Lee Forbes and Nelson Forbes.

Survivors include her sons, Gaylon D. Hinson and wife Tamara of Newton, NC, and Fred W. Hinson, Jr. and wife Heather of Gastonia, NC; daughter, Kimberly Wall of Lenoir, NC; brothers, Burl Forbes of Hickory, NC, and Butch Forbes of New Hampshire; grandchildren, Danny Williams, Steven Williams, Christen Faith Williams, Charity Hope Williams, Sarah Hinson, Tori Hinson, Garnet Hinson, Brae Cooper, Evan Cooper, Hayley Hinson, and Natalie Hinson; and great-grandchildren, Leah Williams and Hunter Lee Williams.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM at Temple Baptist Church in Hickory, NC, with Rev. Lloyd King officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Berry Chapel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine, NC. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Salvation Army, PO Box 1167, Hickory, NC, 28603 or to Safe Harbor, 210 2nd Street SE, Hickory, NC, 28602.


  • Receiving of Friends and Family Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019


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Shelley Williams

November 6, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. Mawmaw was a very special lady. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers!