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Claude Ray Lynch
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Claude Ray Lynch, 76, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born on May 19, 1941 in Stokes County, NC to the late Tallor Claude Lynch and Brooksie Mae Smith Lynch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Avaline Lynch Joyce; brother, Worth Lynch; and brother-in-law, Odell Joyce.

Mr. Lynch owned and operated C.R. Lynch Masonry where he retired after 40 years as a brick mason. He was a well known luthier.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Gunnell Lynch of the home; daughter, Amber Dawn Boyce and husband Richard of Bassett, VA; son, Christopher Ray Lynch and wife April of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, Jay Lynch of Apollo Beach, FL; in-laws, J.W. and Daphne Holcomb; grandchildren, Shane and wife Victoria, Haley and husband Anthony, Taylor and fiancé C.J., Miranda, Zoe, Dallas, and Levi; great-grandchildren, Riley, Aleyna, Oliver, Savannah, Marley, and Alivia. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Mineral Springs Vol. Fire Dept, 1338 Old Hollow Rd., Winston-Salem, NC.

Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory Martinsville, VA is serving the Lynch family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mineral Springs Vol. Fire Dept.

1338 Old Hollow Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105


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