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Martha Rimes Tinney

Martha Rimes Tinney, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a prolonged illness. She was born on February 9, 1923 in Brooker, Florida to William Oscar Rimes and Minnie L. Green Rimes. She along with her older sister and younger brother grew up in Union and Bradford Counties and graduated from Bradford County High School in Starke, Florida. Martha worked at Camp Blanding, in Starke during the latter part of World War II. In 1946 while working at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD., she met and married Franklin S Tinney. In 1954 they returned to Florida and eventually settled in Gainesville in 1959. Martha was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, friends, gardening, cooking, doll making, and sewing.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her sister M. Agnes Smith, her brother, William M. Rimes, her loving husband of 58 years, Franklin S. Tinney and daughter-in-law, Sharman Lashley Tinney. She is survived by two sons, William S. Tinney and Bruce F. Tinney(Maryjo) Four grandsons Trey Tinney (Jill), Dallas Tinney (Leianne), Benjamin Tinney, and Jason Tinner, two great grandsons, Dakota Poole and Mason Tinney and three great granddaughters, Violet Tinney, Reagan Tinney and Lily Tinney.
As per her wishes, burial will be private at New River Cemetery near Brooker, FL. In her memory and in lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL. 32606.

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