Arthur Simonton Lynn, Jr. ’58

Arthur Simonton Lynn, Jr. ’58, of Granite Falls, N.C., passed away Nov. 5 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born March 5, 1936, in Henderson, he was the son of the late Arthur Simonton Lynn, Sr. and Mary Alice Boyd Lynn. Arthur earned a bachelor of science degree from Davidson, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Subsequent to receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors in 1962 and completed a postgraduate internship. Following medical school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served at Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., with the rank of captain. Following military service, he completed two years of an internal medicine residency at Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., followed by a fellowship in cardiology at the University of North Carolina. In 1968, Arthur began private practice in internal medicine with Dr. James Comer Gaither in Catawba County. He also joined the staff of Catawba Valley Medical Center, formerly Catawba Memorial Hospital, where he served until a cardiac arrhythmia caused his untimely death. Arthur was a senior partner with Catawba Valley Internal Medicine. His professional offices include the department of medicine chairman at Catawba Memorial Hospital, chief of staff at Catawba Memorial, and president of the North Carolina Medical Association. He was an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Newton, where he served on several church committees and was instrumental in the church’s growth. Most recently, he attended First Methodist Church of Granite Falls. Survivors include his wife, Paula Phillips Lynn, 10 Meandering Way, Granite Falls, NC 28630, and her daughter, Amanda Robin Smith; his former wife and loyal friend, Elizabeth “Libbie” Whitley Lynn; daughter, Margaret Lynn Campbell (Dr. Paul Campbell); sons, Arthur Simonton Lynn III (girlfriend, Tamara Fauzy), and Jefferies David Lynn (Alicia Cohen Lynn); grandchildren, Elizabeth Lynn Campbell, Thomas James Campbell, Mary Margaret Campbell, Phillip David Lynn, and Griffin Joseph Lynn; and sister, Judith Christian Lynn.