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Betty Jean Tingen


Betty Jean Tingen, 77, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Duke Medical Center in Durham after a brief illness.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Green Tillotson and Allene Newby. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired from Macra Lace in Oxford. After retirement she was a caretaker for the elderly.

Surviving are her special K-9 Companion, Little Man; a sister, Reba Dixon; children, Melvin Tingen, Jr., Barbara Bautista, Kay Gawron; grandchildren, Bryan Beckham, Chad Tingen, Jenni Earp, Candance Harazduk, Crystal Gonzales, Tiffany Tingen, Kristina Smith, Jonathon Burnette, Jr Gonzales, (Bug) Melanie Tingen, (Little) Mel Tingen,; sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Earl Tingen, Sr. and sisters, Peggy Holt, Nancy Brame and Linda Crawford.

A private Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Marrow’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Johnny Thrift.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Tingen Family.


  • Crystal Gonzales Posted April 12, 2020 9:27 pm

    You Finally Home My Love. Love You Always..

  • David Tingen Posted April 12, 2020 9:36 pm

    Miss you. I love you.

  • Justin Davis Posted April 12, 2020 9:43 pm

    Grandma I will always miss you. We had some great and fun times together. I love you and Thank you for all the encouragement and support. Love You.

  • Nina Posted April 12, 2020 10:05 pm

    Grandma you was a powerful woman and you will be truly missed. Keep on smiling grandma.

  • Cortney Posted April 12, 2020 11:28 pm

    Strong beautiful woman, inside and out. Had a heart of gold. Will be missed by many.. all my love to you and the family….

  • Ashley Posted April 13, 2020 11:08 am

    Beautiful lady, the few times I met her. I know your family will miss you greatly. My condolences to you all and may she rest in peace.

  • Lindsey Gonzales Posted April 13, 2020 8:02 pm

    Gma, you will never understand how much joy you brought to so many lives. I appreciate you beyond words and so blessed to have spent the last 14 years with you. Love you and until we meet again please look over all of us as you always did.

  • Lariann Justice Posted April 14, 2020 11:58 am

    Aunt Jean I know that you knew you were so loved and you will be missed. Please tell momma that we miss her terribly, but we will all be together one day. Give all the others and Granny and Paw Paw hugs and kisses.

  • Tammy Hicks O’Briant Posted April 16, 2020 2:40 pm

    Dear Family, I was sad to hear of the passing of Jean. She and I loved each other so much. She was a mess. We laughed all of the time together. I loved her laugh. She will be missed for sure. She’s gone to her heavenly home and we can be comforted to know where she is. To all her children. I never stopped loving you. Cherish your memories! Much love, Tammy

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