Lynn Francis Avery

15 July, 19343 December, 2014

Lynn Francis Avery, 80, of Columbus, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his home.

A Private family memorial service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Porter Chapel of The First Baptist Church of Columbus with Dr. James C. Elder Jr. officiating.

Mr. Avery was born July 15, 1934 in Evanston, Illinois, son of the late Roy Franklin and Mary Streff Avery. He was a resident of Columbus since 1959 and a longtime member of The First Baptist Church of Columbus, which he loved; ushering every Sunday, serving as a Deacon, teaching Sunday School, being a part of the church’s work and attending Bible studies with his wife Patsy. Mr. Avery was the former General Manager of WTVM, Channel 9 and a former Vice President of Martin Theaters. Mr. Avery was a U.S. Army Veteran, of which he was very proud. He also was an avid golfer and loved playing golf with friends.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years Patsy, three daughters; Kyle Bair (Mark), Lissa Mummert (Jimmy) all of Columbus, Susanna Avery-Lynch (Joseph) of Italy; three sons; Lane Avery (Baret) of Chattanooga, TN, Lynn Avery (Karla) of Atlanta and Patrick Avery (Heather) of Columbus; nine grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 828, Columbus, GA. 31902 or Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31907.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the caregivers of Columbus Hospice. Condolences may be offered at


  • Private Memorial Service

    Friday, 5 December , 2014


Lynn Francis Avery

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14 December 2014

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie and Janet Jones.

10 December 2014

Dear Patsy, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jean Henslee

Bridget Valdez

10 December 2014

Dear Patsy and family, I'm so sorry for Lynn's passing. I will continue to lift you up in prayer hoping you will find peace, strength, and understanding.

10 December 2014

My Dear Patsy,
We just learned to family loss of Lynn and are shocked and saddened. Lynn and you played a major role in the happiness of the elder Cote's in Columbus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Jo Ann and Dan Cote

Mimi Springer Howe

8 December 2014

Dear Mrs. Avery, the memories I have of my favorite Sunday School teacher welled up when I heard Mr. Avery had gone home. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. ALL because of Christ!

Reuben Kyle

8 December 2014

Patsy and all the Avery Family,
I remember 1959 when Lynn joined the extended Kyle family. He was always very kind to my Dad which I very much appreciated. Lynn was a very fine man.

Beth Callaway

7 December 2014

Patsy, Kyle, and Lissa, I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Melissa Hargett

7 December 2014

Sending you prayers of peace, comfort, strength, healing and love.

Jack Brinkley

6 December 2014

We were sorrowful to learn of Lynn's death. His was a life well lived, and I appreciated his friendship, counsel, and support. For us the sky was always blue, and ours was a very good chapter in a very good book. Let us remember him with pride and joy, and may we take comfort in remembering his love and character. Always sincerely,
Jack Brinkley, m.c 90th - 97th Congresses

carl patrick

5 December 2014

A voice from your past. I was so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I remember him fondly. But I remember you even more fondly. Accept my condolences.