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Van West Flynn


Last updated 12/30/2013 at 9:18am

Van West Flynn, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Transylvania Regional Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Marshall, N.C. to the late John T. Sr. and Doris West Flynn. He was also preceded in death by brothers, John T. Flynn Jr. and Earl B. Flynn and a sister, Joyce Cochran.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. He retired from the Ecusta Corporation with 43 years of service. He was a member of Glady Branch Baptist Church for 48 years. He loved going to church and was always willing to help anyone in need. Van was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

Surviving is his wife of 49 years; Elizabeth Jenkins Flynn; son Eric T. Flynn, of Athens, Ga .; daughter Stephanie Hardin and husband Thomas, of Perry, Ga .; grandchildren, Cole M. and Olivia R. Austin, of Perry, Ga. sister-in-law, Anne G. Flynn, of Brevard; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Thompson officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will followed in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory with graveside rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Transylvania County Veterans.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.moodyconnolly

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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