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Mary Garlene Tinch passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2017, at the Cumberland Hospice House in Crossville. She was born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Newcastle, IN.
Mary was a loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family. Whenever they needed a strong foundation, she was a rock. Whenever they faced difficult times, she was the prayer that carried them through. Mary always had a kind word or a warm embrace waiting when her children needed encouragement. Mary attended Grandview Church of Jesus Christ, where her unwavering faith in God was an inspiration to her brothers and sisters in Christ.
Mary is survived by her children, Rachel Shores, James Tinch, Deborah Tinch, Anthony Tinch, Connie Sturtevant, Joyce Tinch and Cecilia Wyatt; sister, Sarah Cooper; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She was greeted in eternal life by her husband of 51 years, Cecil Tinch; son William Garland Tinch; parents, Alva and Catherine Warren; and sister, Lois Jones.
Published on August 21, 2017
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