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OBIT: Mrs. Shirley Witcher Lynch, Longtime Resident Of The Bagdad Community

Mrs. Shirley Witcher Lynch, age 79, a longtime resident of the Bagdad Community in Jackson County, died early Tuesday morning January 10, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Milton, Florida which had been her residence since July of ’16 because of declining health.

Mrs. Lynch was cremated at the Lewis Funeral Home Crematory in Milton. Inurnment will be in a private service in the spring at the Witcher Family Cemetery in the Bagdad Community.

Born Shirley Jean Witcher at the home in the Bagdad Community on September 15, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Estor Witcher who died at the age of 83 on March 9, 1989 and Velvie Mai Brown Witcher who died at the age of 87 on October 7, 1996.

Mrs. Lynch’s daughter, Mitzi Jean Lynch Bodin, also preceded her in death on May 5, 2012 at the age of 48.

She was a 1955 graduate of Jackson County Central High School and attended the Bagdad Church of Christ where her father served for many years as an Elder.

Because of her husband Garry Wayne Lynch’s military service with the United States Navy, the couple relocated to Florida where Mrs. Lynch was employed for many years at the Santa Rosa State Bank in Milton.

When her parent’s medical issues began she returned to her native Bagdad Community to care for them.

While here she was employed at Oskosh and before retirement was a clerk at the Highland Market in the Highland Community.

After Mrs. Lynch’s own personal health began to decline many of the family’s friends in Jackson County watched over her until her daughter Lisa moved her to Milton.

Surviving in addition to her daughter Lisa Lynch Wallace in Milton are four grandchildren, Tonya McClean of Milton, Jessica Sanders of Pensacola, John Wallace of Milton, Joshua Sanders of Nashville; two great-grandchildren, Lily McLean and Cassidy McLean both of Milton; and local friends who cared for her, Barbara Vineyard and Kathy and Louise Holland.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Lynch family.