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Obituary for Frances Corinne Tinney (Matheson)

Frances Corinne Tinney “Coe” Was born on February 26 , 1931 in Quitman Texas to Monroe P. “Pink” Matheson and Euela Ellison Matheson. She was raised in the Forest Hill Community of Quitman and attended Quitman High School. She married Donald Eugene Tinney on January 31, 1948, and passed from this life on May 11, 2022 in Tyler, Texas at age 91.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm. Services for Frances Corinne Tinney will be held at 10 am, Monday, May 16, 2022 at The Beaty Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Fred Morrow Officiating. Interment will be at Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro, Texas

Corinne was a member of Tinney Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked alongside Donald in each business endeavor during their marriage. They were truck farmers in the early years, operated a dairy, and ended their careers as the owners of Tinney Building Center, which she ran on her own after his death in 2002.

Corinne loved to write and in her writings she wrote how she would like to be remembered, “She was a kind and happy Christian lady who loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved to read. Housework often took a backseat to her friends, yard work and gardening, as people and nature were her passions in life, as well as photography. She loved to cook and sew, make cards and loved to send and receive mail. She also loved to entertain guests, go on trips, have picnics, and go camping, and fishing. She loved her kids, grands and great-grands and considered strangers to just be friends she hadn’t met yet. She had a passion for life and all it had to offer.”

In a box beside the above information she wrote, “She can’t stand holes in socks and drivers cutting in front of her and then immediately turning.”

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Elaine Banks (Mike) of Winnsboro, son, Mickey Tinney of Winnsboro, daughter, Julie Tinney (Mirna) of Vista, California; grandchildren, Brandi Putman (Brett), Alicia Moore (Ronnie), Shelley Hodges (David), Travessa Newsome (Pete), Kevin Tinney (Ashley), Belinda Neal, and Emma Tinney; great-grands, Cade Hayley, Blaine Moore, Bailey Newsome, Rylie Newsome, Allie Tinney, Travis Tinney, Brandon Hodges, Jacob Hodges, Hunter Hodges, Jake Neal, and Maddie Neal; brother, Jon Dee Matheson, sister-in-law Dorothy Jean Matheson Hogg. And a host of very special nieces, nephews and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Donald Tinney, a son, Steven Tinney, brothers, Howard Matheson, Ron Matheson, Don Matheson; sisters, Wilma Low Bagby , Mamie Lou Conder, Virgie “Sis” Collins, Evelyn Browning, Dena Woodard, and Thresa Harbuck.

“This is not the end, but a new beginning for me.”- Corinne Tinney

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701
Highway 80 Rescue