SYLVESTER -- Mrs. Martha Hawthorne Lynn, 80, of Sylvester died Tuesday October 25, 2011 at Willson Hospice House in Albany.

The funeral service will be held Thursday October 27, 2011 (TODAY) at 2:00 PM EST at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow at 10:00 AM CST Friday October 28, 2011 in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Auburn, AL. with Rev. Mike Davis officiating.

Mrs. Lynn was born in Bainbridge on December 28, 1930 to the late George Boltz and Martha Rudisill Hawthorne. Mrs. Lynn returned to Sylvester in 1995 after living in Auburn for 45 years. She was a graduate of Sylvester High School and in 1952 graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in education. She was a member of Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Martha Lynn McMickin (Jim) of Sylvester, William Joseph Lynn of Auburn, Katherine Lynn Pierce (Earnest) of Salem, AL., Jennifer Lynn Allanson of Sylvester, George David Lynn (Tania) of Panama City, brother, Wilson Hawthorne (Judy) of Pine Mountain, GA, grandchildren, Jim McMickin (Michelle), Lynn McMickin Turnage (Ben), Susie Lynn Averitt (Corey), Beth Ann Lynn, Laura Leigh Pierce, Abby Pierce, Jospeh Pierce, Jenny Allanson Brown (Brandon), William Allanson, Kylee Lynn, Emoree Lynn, great grandchildren, Jay McMickin, Michael McMickin, Isabella McMickin, Carlyn Turnage, Ashlyn Turnage, Lyndsey Turnage, Logan Turnage, Shelley Averitt, Jessica Averitt and Madelyn Averitt.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Lynn was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Lynn in 1993, granddaughter Kelly Katherine Pierce and a brother Georgia B. Hawthorne.

For those desiring, memorials made be made to the Georgia Health Science Foundation (G.H.S.F.) 1120 Fifteenth St. Room BI 3084, Augusta, Ga. 30912.

The family will receive friends Thursday October 27, 2011 (TODAY) from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the church.

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Sylvester 229/776-2055