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Manita Hansford Lynch

Obituary Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Manita Hansford Lynch , age 95 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 18, 2018 at her assisted living home, the BeeHive, in Gainesville. She was born on December 18, 1923 in Maxey’s, Georgia to the late  Benjamin Nathaniel and Ina Mae Dillard Hansford. Manita was married to Claud E. Lynch for 50 years until his death in 1996. She grew up in Sycamore, Georgia and was a graduate of GSCW in Milledgeville, Georgia and Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Manita spent most of her adult life living in her beloved Albany, Georgia, where she took great pride in raising her two children. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for 43 years. She was active in many organizations, such as the Albany Garden Club, the Albany Woman’s Club, DAR, the WMU, and her Sunday School class. She was the personification of a gracious, Southern lady and was always quick to help her friends and others. She enjoyed decorating her home and collecting antiques and working in her yard.

Manita is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dr. Ed Lynch and Ginger Lynch of Gainesville, Georgia and daughter and son-in-law Susan Rosentreter and Bob Rosentreter of Tucker, Georgia, grandchildren Holly (Chris) Alewine, Taylor (Ashley) Lynch, and Elizabeth Weissinger. Her great grandchildren are Evan Alewine, Savannah Lynch, and Olivia Alewine.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018 in the chapel of Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr., Gainesville. Dr. Tom Smiley will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30pm until the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Good News Clinics, 810 Pine St., Gainesville, Georgia 30501. Online donations can be made at

Online condolences can be made at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel

Funeral Date
12/20/2018 at 2:30PM
Funeral Home
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive , Gainesville, GA 30501