Wilma Howell Tinney, age 81, of Howell Rd. in Bakersville, died Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine.
Born on May 28, 1930 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Estelle Murdock Howell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Ted Howell, JD Howell, Guy Howell; and her sister; Liona Taylor. Mrs. Tinney was a member of the Rebels Creek Baptist Church. She loved to work with senior citizens and loved to paint. Wilma attended Berea College and later in life returned to school and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill at 52 years young.
The graveside services for Mrs. Tinney will be conducted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Rebels Creek Cemetery with the Rev. GE Freeman officiating.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband Byrne Tinney of the home, daughters; Liz Tinney and Nancy Tinney; a son; Alan Tinney and a brother; Kenneth Howell.
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