Lydia B. Tingler , 76 - Big Springs

Lydia Blanch Tingler, 76, of Big Springs, West Virginia, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born October 22, 1928, at Big Springs, a daughter of the late W.E. Cunningham and Minnie Richards Cunningham. She was a member of the Beech Valley Methodist Church from childhood.

She is survived by her husband, Forest Tingler; three daughters, Genieva Glover of Jacksonburg, W.Va., Paulette Shingleton of Barbour County, W.Va., and Jeanette Gard of McBee, S.C.; two sons, Eli Ray Tingler and Edward C. Tingler, both of Big Springs; one brother, Raymon Cunningham of Jackson County, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a lot of nieces and nephews.

Blanch was a truly loving, giving and exceptional person who will be sadly missed by all.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Rick Metheney and the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Interment will be in the Big Springs Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.