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Charles Wesley Lynch
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ynch died Dec. 29 at Heartland Hospice. The son of the late Mr. Dutch Lynch and Mrs. Willie Pearl Johnson, he was born in Newton County in 1941. He was later reared by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Pinkie) Shy. He joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Male Chorus. Mr. Lynch was known for his tenor voice with the Faithful Gospel Singers. He was educated in the Newton County schools. He was employed by Georgia Highway Express and later Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company from which he retired in 2002.

Surviving are devoted wife Mrs. Shirley Lynch; children Ms. Deidre Nolley, Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Holley) Loyd, Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Leticia) McClure, Ms. Loretta Lynch, Mr. Darrell Nolley and Mr. and Mrs. Cedric (Michelle) Lynch; mother Mrs. Pinkie Shy; sisters and brothers Ms. Louise Lynch, Mrs. Lillie Pearl Goodson, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Juanita) Mapp, Ms. Rosetta Mitchell, Mrs. Peggy Schoo, Ms. Betty Jean Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Donna) Shy, Mr. Greg Shy; aunts Mrs. Magnolia Woods, Mrs. Edna Johnson, Mrs. Ruenelle Digby; god children Jeremy, Shaffan, Jerrold, Kenya, Yazmin and Jhnia White; devoted friend and god brother Mr. and Mrs. Ricky (Brenda) Devoe; a host of other relatives and close friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 4 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Mathis officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery