Mr. Shelly Wayne Hinson

Published 7:03 am Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Mr. Shelly Wayne Hinson, 76, passed peacefully at his home in Lanett on May 14, 2020, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Florence, and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force and had a long career in insurance sales.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; his parents James Shelley and Clara B.; his brother Donald and step-son Greg Ivey. He is survived by his brother, Sherman, and sister, Debbie Blanton.

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He was a loving father to Rhonda Vanhaerents, Marilyn Valentine, Judy Coleman, step-daughter Lisa West and step-son Garry Ivey and blessed with 8 grandchildren, Stephen Cheek, Noah West, Miranda Wood, Jenna Isenhour, Kimberly Jackson, Trisha Davidson, Nicholas and Parker Valentine, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wayne was an avid sports fan and a fantastic story teller. He attended First Baptist Church in Lanett.

Funeral services will be planned at a later date.

Messages of condolence are welcomed at

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, directing.