Amyel Gordon Pinyan

April 20, 1927June 6, 2021

Amyel Gordon “A.G.” Pinyan, 94, passed away early Sunday morning, June 6, 2021 at his residence in South Carolina.

Born in Durham, NC on April 20, 1927, he was a son of the late John Sherman Pinyan and Lodie Sowers Pinyan.

A WWII veteran, A.G. served with the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre. He retired as a sheet metal fabricator working with Union Local #238. After his retirement he worked at Hickory Grove Baptist Church for 20 years. He was a long-time member of Devonshire Baptist Church.

His wife of 69 years, Juanita Henderson Pinyan, preceded him in death on March 26, 2020.

Survivors include his children, Arnold G. Pinyan, Wayne Pinyan, and Marie Fairfax and her husband, David; 3 grandchildren, Devin Fairfax, Chris Fairfax, and Brandon Fairfax; 6 great grandchildren, Jaden, Ryan, Hunter, Madison, Braylynn, and Bailey Fairfax; 3 siblings, Alma Horne, Otis “Buck” Pinyan, Ann Stone and numerous nieces and nephews.

A.G. was preceded in death by 9 siblings, J.S.Pinyan II, Phineas “Chick” Pinyan, Earl Pinyan, Floyd Pinyan, Patrick Pinyan, Ethel Wilson, Louise Rich, Maxine Price, and Dixie Kendall.

Brandon Fairfax, A.G.’s grandson, will officiate a graveside service at 11:00am on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262 where military honors will be provided by the US Navy.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021


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Cindy Parton

June 11, 2021

Uncle A. G. was always happy and loved his family dearly. Not just his children and wife but he was good to his parents and loved all of his siblings. He always reminded me of the “Peacemaker “ and May daddy Earl Pinyan reminded me of The Fixer or Trouble Shooter. If there was a problem he felt he could fix it.
They having is wonderful Pinyan Reunion for sure. Wonder if daddy is cooking BBQ! I love y’all very much! Cindy Pinyan Parton❤️❤️✝️✝️

Sherry McArthur

June 9, 2021

Arnold, Wayne, and Marie: Sorry about the passing of Uncle AG. I have good memories of him.
Sherry Price McArthur

Linda Hylton

June 9, 2021

Marie Gary and I are truly sorry for your loss. Uncle AG was a very special person and loved by many. God will get you through this and the upcoming day. Love you.

Linda Hylton and Family.

Matrell Taylor

June 9, 2021

Marie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you all 🙏💞