ALBANY -- Mr. William Ralph Tinsley, 86, of Leesburg, GA died on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Palmyra Nursing Home. A graveside funeral service was held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM from Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Russell Anglin officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service, at 10:00 AM Monday morning at Kimbrell-Stern.

Mr. Tinsley was born on November 28,1925 in Hopewell, Virginia to the late Troy Hill Tinsley and Thelma Law. He retired as a salesman with Walker Tire & Battery after 33 years, was involved with his family's grocery store (G & H Grocery) until it sold in 1955 and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and served his country in the United States Army.

Mr. Tinsley is survived by a son Ralph Troy Tinsley of Oklahoma, a brother Hubert Tinsley of Albany, GA, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Smith Tinsley, his parents Troy Hill and Thelma Law Tinsley, and children Shirley Tinsley Brantley, Daniel Bryon Tinsley and Billy Eli Tinsley.

You may sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family of Mr. Tinsley by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152