Diane Lynn

August 18, 1950September 15, 2020

Patricia Diane Lynn of Newnan, GA passed away on September 15, 2020 from complications related to ongoing medical issues and hospitalization. She had recently turned 70 years of age.

Diane (or “Granny”, as she was known to all of her grandchildren) was born and raised in Atlanta, GA to parents Jeanette Cash and Therlow Hughes, both deceased. She was a championship bowler and a championship dancer. She married Wayne Lynn in 1983 and lived in California, Tennessee, and North Carolina before moving back to Georgia in 2013 to be near family and lifelong friends. She was a longtime fan of Elvis Presley and was pulled onto the stage and kissed at his final concert in Atlanta. She never met a stranger and had friends and family everywhere she went. We can see her now- as the life of the party and dancing the jitterbug in Heaven.

Diane is survived by her spouse of 37 years, Wayne Lynn, and her children, Leigh Ann Walker, and spouse Mark, Chris Lynn, and spouse Tonya, and Amber Ethridge, and spouse Jeremy. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren- Jaden Hall, 21, Christiana Lynn, 20, Landon Walker, 16, Christian Lynn, 15, Naomi Lynn, 14, Landon Ethridge, 13, Addisyn Walker, 12, and Aden Ethridge, 10.

There will be an outdoor memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the United Methodist Church located at 225 Robinson Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269 presided over by Pastor Shannon Karafanda. The church asks that, although it will be outside, masks be worn for the safety of all of those in attendance.

Honoring the wishes of Diane, her remains will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for the children for the upcoming holiday season.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269 is in charge of arrangements.


  • A Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Sally Fullagar

September 23, 2020

I was so sad to hear this news about Diane. I met her at Presbyterian Hospital and it was such a pleasure knowing her. I sure wish we could have spent more time together. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family. I will never forget Diane.

Eileen Mahoney

September 19, 2020

Diane’s California Best Friend fondly remembering meeting her on her first day of work in 1987ish at Kids Mart. By the end of the building tour we were kindled spirits. We had many great times at their lovely Covina home (pool, spa and dog included), as Diane was a fantastic cook/host and always made my favorite green beans and kept my personal cocktail glass in her cupboard. Seeing her entertain her young children (fashion shows, games, and trips) was priceless. She and I never had a dull moment together and had many “adventures” that gave Wayne a few of his gray hairs. It was a delight to see her and Wayne dance and bowl like champs. Bowling Tournaments in Las Vegas were……well, as they say, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” After her initial CA shock of seeing beer sold on Sunday, Grocery stores selling liquor 7 days a week, no Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, or Chick-fil-A, she finally settled in as best she could. We spent many evenings listening to her favorite music and telling me stories from her past from a little Girl up to leaving Georgia – an amazing life she lived through so successfully and through every storm. Although she never felt at home and longed to move back to Georgia, she made the best of it. Her Southern Elegance, Style, Charm, and Dynamic Fun-loving personality made her at hit. Everyone loved to hear her talk her “Southern Drawl” and candid tell-it-like-it-is communication. Diane never looked her age and would consistently stump the Fair Age Guesser. She was a fashion icon and always looked impeccable from head to toe. It was bitter-sweet when she moved back to the South she loved and longed for. I was fortunate to visit her homes and celebrate Thanksgivings. Meeting so many of her friends and family over the years showed the shared love and admiration for Diane. I treasure the memories of my many years with Diane. God called her home and now her hand-print is etched on my heart until we meet again.

Anita North

September 18, 2020

Oh my sweet sweet Diane. You were such a good and dear friend. Memories have been flooding my mind all day. I can’t process the thought that I will never see your sweet smile or hear your voice again. I will miss your calls to check up on me. I could always count on you to lift my spirits. It broke my heart to see you suffer so. You fought so hard for so long. I loved you so very much and I know you loved me and Chris.
Rest In Peace dear friend, your struggles are finally over.
Wayne please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you strength and peace in the days ahead.
With sincerest sympathy and love, Chris and Anita

Sheila Philippi

September 17, 2020

Dearest Diane,
Oh you’ll be missed.
I am sure you’re up there dancing with Patsy Cline & Elvis singing!!!
Love you & your bright smile......❤️❤️❤️

David Crawford

September 17, 2020

Darn Wayne!!!! I am so sorry. Diane was one of my favorite people of all time and I have so many fantastic memories of her. Between Wilmar and personal diners and parties, she was just so much fun. I hate that we fell out of touch these last years but will never forget all the years Nicole and I had with her!! Please know that Nicole and I are thinking of you and your family! Love you bud!
David and Nicole

Oneida Bergstrom

September 17, 2020

Our sweet Diane. You were a wonderful friend and I will miss your laughter and always calling me O-ni-da. No one else could get away with it.
I can see you now singing “Crazy” by Patsy Cline using a wooden spoon for a microphone. You sure could sing it.
They say when the heart stops, that person is not gone, they just become memories, as we all will. I will carry a LOT of great memories of our years together and I know you will be so very popular up in heaven.
Rest well sweet girl,, your struggles are over. Love you. Oneida

Diana S Morris

September 17, 2020

Wayne I am so sorry to hear of Diane Lynn’s. Passing. She was such a joy to be around. Of all of Oneida’s friends I met in Charlotte she was my favorite. She not only was so full of life but so down to earth and genuine. Like you I can see her dancing through heaven. Prayers and Blessings to you Wayne and the family. She will be missed. Diana S Morris.

Steve Barton

September 17, 2020

Wayne and family,

I was shocked when I heard earlier this week that Diane had unexpectdly passed away. We knew each other for 60+ years and were neighbors and classmates at Tull Waters and Fulton High. Diane was a beautiful person both inside and out and will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her.

Please accept my sincerest condolences and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy,

Judy McDowell

September 17, 2020

Sincere condolences to Wayne, all family, and beloved friends. Rest in peace dear one.
Much love, Judy


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