Mr. Synan was born in Hopewell, VA, on December 1, 1934, son of the late Bishop Joseph A. Synan and the late Minnis Perdue Synan. Mr. Synan had a two year certificate from Emmanuel College, a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and received his Masters Degree from the University of Georgia. He worked as a teacher at Emmanuel College from 1969 - 1991 and was a member of the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Royston, GA. Mr. Synan was a United States Army veteran, Gideon International, and a volunteer at Brown Health and Rehabilitation for 32 years.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Sparks Synan; sons and daughters-in-law, Bert and Debbie Synan of Royston, GA and Jim and Sharon Synan of Watkinsville, GA; grandchildren and spouses; Olivia Synan, Virginia Synan, Jessica and Ben Getz, Gabe Synan, Caleb Synan, and Libby and Ben Hall; one great grandchild, Link; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. H. Vinson and Carole Synan of Chesapeake, VA; and sister and brother-in-law, Maurine and Albert Gminder of North Carolina.
Funeral services for Mr. Synan will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will follow in the Franklin Springs City Cemetery.
The family received friends at Pruitt Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday evening. The family is at the home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.pruittfhroyston.com.
Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, GA is in charge of arrangements.
Pruitt Funeral Home
47 Franklin Spring Street
Royston, GA 30662
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[Editor's Comment: It is my understanding that Pastor Harrison "Buddy" Harrison will welcome the congregation and offer a Scripture and prayer. Others participating will be Dr. Ron White, President of Emmanuel College, Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham, with Dr. Mike Stewart, former President of Emmanuel College, bringing the message from Holy Scripture. Stanley Oliver will sing a solo.]