Ruth Slaton Tinsley (THOMSON, Ga.)

THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Ruth Slaton Tinsley, 87, widow of Rev. Lansing Drury Tinsley, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ramsey officiating. Burial will be private. Mrs. Tinsley was a native of Calhoun Falls, S.C., but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Olin and Bertha Slaton, a sister, Lillian Mullenix, and two brothers, J.W. Slaton and William Slaton. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Linda (Jimmy) Poston, Thomson; her grandson, Jay (Kelli Hanson) Poston, Thomson; her granddaughter, Amy (Mark) Jenkins, Thomson; her two great-grandsons, Drue Poston (12) and Lansing Jenkins (5), both of Thomson; and her three great- granddaughters, Sibyl Ruth Poston (9), Martha Kate Jenkins (8) and Mary Tinsley Jenkins (6), all of Thomson; and two caregivers, Flordia Bell McNair, Patricia Durham. Donations may be made to the Thomson First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence and in the Atrium of Thomson First Baptist Church, prior to and after the memorial service. You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome. com. Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-October 19, 2010