Leora Hood Lynn

Leora Hood Lynn

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Leora Hood Lynn, 88, daughter of James Walton Hood and Marie Fleming Hood, passed away December 31, 2016.   

A funeral service will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at The Wood Mortuary conducted by Dr. Eddie Leopard.

The family will greet friends from 2:45 p.m. until 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, at the mortuary prior to the service.

Leora was born December 10, 1928, and graduated from Greer High School and Anderson College, where she was elected the Secretary of her class. Throughout her life, she assisted, served, and cared for others, especially her husband, Benjamin Earle Lynn, whom she married in 1948. She remained his devoted and encouraging partner in dancing, bridge, and life until his death in 2008. 

She raised and inspired her three children, who survive her: Steve (Annette), of Columbia; Mike (Ellen), of Asheville; and Lisa (Tommy) Schimpf, of Charleston.  She will be cherished and remembered for her cheerful and loving spirit by them and by her four grandchildren, Jacob Schimpf of Summerton; Hannah Schonewald of Tampa, Florida; Danielle DuBiel, of Spring, Texas; and Anna Lynn, of Columbia.

Leora served for many years as the secretary for Fairview Baptist Church, assisting Reverend James Crocker and Reverend B. F. Hawkins, and as an elementary school secretary in the Greenville public school system.  She was a deeply religious person, a tenacious bridge player, an enthusiastic fan of the Atlanta Braves (especially Jeff Blauser), Clemson Tigers, Carolina Gamecocks, and just about any underdog team who needed a fan. She was always quick to downplay her own contributions and to celebrate the accomplishments of others.

The family asks that any memorials in Leora’s honor be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.  

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