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2011-02-24 / Obituaries


Morris Wilson Dyess, 73, of Grove Hill died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital. He was born December 17, 1937.

He retired from Ciba Geigy’s Instrumentation Department. Mr. Dyess was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He served in Clarke County Sheriff’s Auxiliary and in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2011 at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill with Rev. Maurice Dyess and Rev. Harvey Hutto officiating. Interment was at Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dyess of Grove Hill; son, Maurice (the late Jane) Dyess of Grove Hill; two daughters, Cynthia Ruth Dyess of Chatom and Marsha Lynn Dyess (Dennis) Powell of Grove Hill; brother, Curtis Wayne (Jean) Dyess of Mobile; sister, Barbara Jean Dyess (Alton) Bradford of Mobile; 4 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill directed.

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