Willie Evelyn Tynes

Willie Evelyn Tynes

ALBANY - Willie Evelyn Tynes, 89, of Albany, GA., passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Tab Howell will officiate. Interment will follow in New Park Cemetery, Ft. Gaines, GA.

Raised in Alva, FL, Mrs. Tynes first moved to Albany over sixty years ago. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Putney. Mrs. Tynes taught Sunday school classes and was very involved in church missions and outreach programs. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time gardening. Mrs. Tynes was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Edward J. Tynes, a brother Billy Whidden, and a sister Dixie Lane.

Survivors include her children, Carolyn (Cap) Turner, Alice Rose Burke, and Edward J. Tynes Jr. all of Albany, GA., Mary (Glenn) Simpson of Delaware, Beth (Darin) Goldberg, and Bill Tynes both of Ft. Myers, FL., twenty grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and two sisters Mary (Doug) Leland and Jeanette (Steve) Reyna both of Ft. Myers, FL.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Mathews Funeral Home.

To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Mathews Funeral Home

Albany, GA 229/435-5657