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Lynn Harper

February 26, 1951 — December 30, 2023

Mineral Bluff

William Linton "Lynn" Harper Jr, age 72, of Mineral Bluff, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA following a brief illness. 

He was born February 26, 1951, in Chattanooga, TN to the late William "Bill" Harper and Joann Dickens Harper. 
 
Lynn was a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army and also retired from M&M Mars in Cleveland, TN. He was a member of First Baptist Church McCaysville/Copperhill and active in several committees. He was an Executive Board Member of the Northeast GA Council for Boy Scouts of America.

Lynn lived in Tennessee, US Virgin Island, Alaska, and traveled to many other places but always wanted to come home to Mineral Bluff, GA. He was an avid Alabama football fan and loved animals, especially his cats. 

He is survived by his wife, Tresia Glassman. He is also survived by his lifelong best friends, Todd Dickens, Jerry Whitehead, and Raleigh Woody, his uncle Thomas Dickens, several cousins, and too many other friends to name. Lynn was a people person and never met a stranger. 

Memorial Service, Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Finch-Cochran Funeral Home, McCaysville, at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Matthew McDaniel officiating.  Interment will follow in the Crestlawn Cemetery in McCaysville, with military rights by the North Georgia Honorguard.

The family will receive friends at Finch-Cochran Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Lynn's memory to a local non-kill humane society or animal shelter. 

Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of William Linton Harper; you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Finch-Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory (McCaysville)

1478 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Memorial Service

Thursday, January 11, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Finch-Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory (McCaysville)

1478 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Interment

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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