Kenneth Tinsley, 72, of rural Mt. Vernon, died 6:18 a.m. May 13, 2005.
He was a retired barber.
Born Feb. 17, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, he was a son of William "Earl" and Alta
Mae (Correll) Tinsley. He married Ruby Leneave on June 3, 1955, in the home
of the Rev. Roy Beal. Mrs. Tinsley survives.
Services were 11 a.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with
the Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Graveside military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 141 of Mt.
Mr. Tinsley attended Riley Grade School and barber college in Decatur. He was
a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member and deacon at New Hope "Webb" Baptist
Church. He was also a member of the VFW, Amvets, American Legion, the Dix
Ruritan Club. He also did volunteer work for the Mt. Vernon Township Supervisor's
Office and civic organizations.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope "Webb" Church and will be received at
the funeral home at any time.
In addition to his wife of Mt. Vernon, survivors include his mother of Mt. Vernon;
a daughter, Brenda Lawson and her husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Keli Pleman
Date: 18 May 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman