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Obituary for Charles "Lynn" Mills

Charles “Lynn” Lynnwood Mills, 74, of Salem, Va., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at his home.

Lynn was predeceased by his parents, James Lynwood Mills and Viola Mills and by his two twin siblings, Jeffrey “Jeff” Michael Mills and Judith Marie “Judy” Hodges (Mills).

Lynn is survived by his loving wife, Annette Wimmer Mills; his sister-in-law, Wanda Nolan Mills (Jeff’s wife); his brother-in-law, Herbie Hodges (Judy’s husband); his daughter, Melissa Miles and her husband, Byron; and his son, Charles “Mac” McKinley Mills; his grandchildren, Alison Miles Ritchie (Ryan Timothy Ritchie), Carrie Elizabeth Miles, Madalyn McKinley Mills  (Elijah Boyd), and Mason Michael Mills; and his great-grandchildren, Reid Jackson Ritchie, Miller Bradlee Crowder, and Sage Diane Ritchie.

Lynn worked as an amazing, talented architect for over 42 years at various architectural and engineering firms where his passions and creations came to life. He loved Frank Lloyd Wright and he thoroughly enjoyed sharing his love of architecture, design, attention to detail, and quality with all he met.

Lynn was a man of great strength who many respected and recognized for his strong principles and beliefs. He enjoyed a hobby of passion for woodworking. His creations were meticulous and always beautiful. So many of his pieces and his individual works will stand the test of time. There was not a thing Lynn could not tackle or figure out. His talents were boundless.

He was an amazing “GG” to his three great-grandchildren - they simply adored him. His witty sense of humor will be remembered by all he touched. More than anything, anyone who knew Lynn knew of his love for the UVA Cavaliers. He loved his Wahoos.

Lynn’s Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Oakey’s South Chapel with Elder Harvey Nichols officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www/

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