Alma Shotwell Tingen
February 29, 1920 - February 03, 2018
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Monday February 05, 2018, 6:30-8 PM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Tuesday February 06, 2018, 11 AM
Mill Creek Baptist Church
1562 Mill Creek Road
Roxboro, NC 27574
Alma Shotwell Tingen, 97, of 6460 Boston Road, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at her home. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late James Tensley "Tennie" Shotwell and Cleo Walker Shotwell. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Ira Tingen and son, Wallace "Wally" Tingen, Jr.
She was the oldest living member of Mill Creek Baptist Church where she started playing the piano as a young child. She later became the church organist for over 60 years. She was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
Surviving are her two children: Chris Tingen of Roxboro and Dare T. Swaim of Asheboro; six grandchildren: John Bristow "Brit" Swaim, II, Dare Elizabeth "Cissy" Lacopo, Ann Taylor Swaim, James Christopher Tingen, Jr., William "Wil" Ira Tingen, and Kevin Morton Tingen; four great-grandchildren: Morgan, Sarah, JD, and Jimmy.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 PM Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Brooks & White Chapel.
Funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Mill Creek Baptist Church with the Pastor Dion Loving officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church, 1562 Mill Creek Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.