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Mr. Kenneth Miller Hansel, Sr., 83, of Olin, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Born in Gaston County on January 16, 1935, he was a son of the late William Hugh Hansel and Edith Moore Hansel. He was married to the former Sadie Link who survives.
Mr. Hansel was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for 30 years. He was a member of the Olin Masonic Lodge and was formerly in the Union Grove Ruritan Club. He also was retired from the Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department. He was a retired educator having worked from 1958 until 2004. He received his B.A. from Appalachian State University and his Masters Degree from N.C. A & T University.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kenneth M. Hansel, Jr. (Robin) and a daughter, Rene’ Jones, two grandchildren, Mari-Katherine Nowlin (Danny) and John Ray Webber (Brittney) and two great grandchildren, Mya Hernandez and Zaccary Nowlin.
Funeral services are scheduled for today, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Union Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Neil Shaw officiating. He will lie in state in the sanctuary for one hour prior to the service while the family greets friends in the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites presented. Honorary groups sitting together at the service will include: members of the Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department, members of his Sunday school class and members of the Masonic Lodge.
Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to the Union Grove United Methodist Church Children and Youth Ministries, 1331 Sloans Mill Rd., Union Grove, N.C. 28689 or to the Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 189, Union Grove, N.C. 28689. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Children and Youth Ministries C/O Union Grove United Methodist Church
1331 Sloans Mill Rd., Union Grove NC 28689
Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 189, Union Grove NC 28689