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October 19, 2013

Gwendolyn Gaines "Nonie" Tingler, 80, died October 19, 2013 at the Woodlands Nursing Home. Mrs. Tingler was born November 24, 1932, in Alleghany County the daughter of the late Lonnie Gaines and Grace King Gaines. She was also preceded in death by her husband Melvin "Monk" Tingler and three brothers Jerry Gaines, Audrey Gaines, and Sonny Gaines; a brother-in-law, Gene Arthur and a sister- in- law, Sharon Tingler. She had retired as a tour guide and school bus aide in Roanoke. She was also a former co-owner of the Kountry Korners. Surviving are one sister Nelda Bowles and husband Carl of Morganton, NC, one brother Eddie Gaines of Covington, and a number of nieces and nephews including Sara Hoke and husband Jake of Covington, Ellen Fischer and Husband Scott of Clifton Forge, and Gregg Gaines of Vinton. Interment will be made at Lone Star Cemetery. Memorial Information Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Tingler's name to Pinnell United Methodist Church, 3505 Potts Creek Rd., Covington, VA 24422.
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