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Originally published: 2014-04-29 12:25:16
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Charles Franklin Hindman

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, Tenn.
Charles was born on Oct. 24, 1942, in Cross Anchor, S.C. 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, Fla.; two stepsons, Larry Hodges and wife, Dianne, of Cleveland, Tenn., and Dr. Scott Hodges and wife, Angie, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his mother, Frances Bailey Hindman-Living of Union, S.C.; two grandsons, Jacob Charles Hindman of Asheville and Ian Vardiman of Tampa; two brothers, Stanley Hindman and David Hindman, both of Union, S.C.; 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 until 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, S.C.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6 until 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, NC 28604.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hindman family at
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.