Betty Jean Tinch, 63, of Rockwood passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at home.
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She was born March 22, 1949, to Walter and Mary Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Estes Tinch; sisters, Nancy Chevrone, Faye Brown and Opal Lynn; and her parents.
Survivors include children, Barbara J. Rich, Rockwood, and James D. Tinch, Rockwood; fiancÃ©, Charles Clifton; siblings, Laura Ann Ellis, Patricia Miller, Bobbie Sue Ooten, Debbie Pouge, Tony Jones and Mike Pouge; grandchildren, Miranda Moore, Sheena Fader, Amber Scott, James L. Tinch and Jason K. Tinch; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Moore, Christian Moore, Jaxson Moses, Conner Moses and Devon Melburn.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. A memorial service will follow, with the Rev. Jesse Royston officiating.
Her body has been donated to anatomical education and research so that others may learn and live.
An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.
Published in Roane County News from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2013