Pastor Charles Franklin Hindman, age 71, of 160 Hodges Lane, Banner Elk, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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, Florida; two step-sons, Larry Hodges and wife Dianne of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Dr. Scott Hodges and wife Angie of Chattanooga, Tennessee; his mother, Frances Bailey Hindman-Living of Union, South Carolina; two grandsons, Jacob Charles Hindman of Asheville and Ian Vardiman of Tampa; two brothers, Stanley Hindman and David Hindman, both of Union, South Carolina, 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 3:00 o'clock, at Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock. 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 1:00 o'clock, at Union Memorial Gardens in Union, South Carolina.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, 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, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hindman family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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