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Mary Ann Brown Lynn

November 8, 1943 — July 10, 2022

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast One of Columbia Central High School’s most beloved educators, Mary Ann Brown Lynn, passed peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2022 at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care. During her 30 plus year career with the Maury County School System, she endeared herself to thousands of students as one who took their personal needs to her heart and endeavored to see each accomplish their highest potential. Known for her vivacious spirit, keen sense of humor, love for people, God’s nature, antiques, eye for design and fashion, Mary Ann was a vital part of the essence of Maury County, its history and its people. As a native of the Culleoka Community, she valued her roots and loved her memories of growing up on her family farm, play with her cousins and being a “tomboy”. After retiring from education in 2006, she became affiliated with Crye-Leike Realtors and was a partner with Connie Quillen. Her greatest joy was her 6 year old granddaughter, Georgia Pearl, her family and her cherished friends. Survivors include her sons, Barrow Jay Lynn of Columbia; Dallas Richardson (Michelle) Lynn of Los Angeles, California; granddaughter, Georgia Pearl Lynn of Los Angeles, California; sister-in-law, Susan Brown McMillian of Columbia; nephew, Barrow “Bo” (Carla) Brown of Culleoka; and great niece of Ashton Claire Brown of Culleoka. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Dallas Brown; husband, J.A. Lynn, Jr.; and her brother, James Barrow Brown. Active pallbearers will be Barrow “Bo” Brown, David Brown, Richie Brown, Phillip Brown, Tommy Brown, Stewart Parker, and Charlie Brown. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. at South Gate Church of Christ with Brother Rankin Wilbourne officiating. A private family graveside service will be at Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to the benevolence fund for Columbia Central High School Students, 921 Lion Parkway, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

South Gate Church of Christ

2700 Pulaski Highway, Columbia, TN 38401

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