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May 22, 2013

Howard Payton Tinney

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Hanceville Funeral Home

HANCEVILLE — Howard Payton Tinney

A public memorial for Howard Payton Tinney, 59, of Hanceville will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Betty Leeth Haynes auditorium at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. where Mr. Tinney will be eulogized by Delmo Payne and Gene Stallings. Funeral services for family and friends will be held at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Hanceville; Phillip Wigley officiating; with interment in Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. 

Hanceville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tinney passed away on Tuesday, May 21. He was a loving grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Hanceville. He was founder and CEO of Birmingham Fastener and its affiliates; Tinney Farms and Stouts Mountain Ranch. He was past president of both Santa Gertrudis Breeders International and Alabama Cattleman’s Association. He won numerous Santa Gertrudis National Championships; both male and female and was named Breeder of the Year several times. Mr. Tinney was also an active board member for Wallace State Community College.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Lane Tinney and Dorothy Smith Tinney; and two brothers, Tommie and David Tinney.

He is survived by his wife, Retha Tinney; a daughter, Laila Tinney; a son, Brad (Sloan) Tinney; five grandchildren, Cameron Tinney, Townsend Tinney, Teddy Moss Tinney, Hayes Tinney and Baker Tinney; two brothers, Glenn (Sharon) Tinney and Robert (Elizabeth) Tinney; a sister, Delores (Steve) Stewart; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hanceville First Baptist Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be Randy Tinney, Butch Moore, Albert Swindle, Mark Tinney, Nathan Tinney and Arlin Taylor.