Charles W. Stewart 1937-2016

Services for Charles W. Stewart will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 10:00 am. in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria, La., with Reverends Robert McLane, Joseph Franklin, Danny George and Wardell Williams officiating. Other speakers will be Richard Billings, Mac Dyess, and Debby Giles. Music by Joy Beebe Ballance and Reba Beebe Guin. The burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Kingsville, La. under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. There will be a Masonic Service at the cemetery.
Charles (Charlie) Stewart, Age 78, of Alexandria, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016, in Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be held at Hixson Brothers in Alexandria on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm., and on Friday, October 7, 2016 until time of service.
Charlie was born in Houston, Texas on December 29, 1937. He lived most of his life in Central, La. He attended New Hope Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wirt (Pete) Stewart and Juanita Loyd; his brother, Dwight Stewart; and a special aunt, Anita Stewart Kopacz.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Lin) Dyess Stewart; sons, Kerry Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Michael Stewart and wife Shannon; and Chad Robinson and wife Amanda; step-mother, Peggy Stewart; brother, Keith Stewart; grandchildren, Brittney, Tyler, Emily, Hannah, Garrett, and Taylor Stewart; and Gage and Ashlee Robinson. He is also survived by numerous family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Richard Billings, Robin Bonnette, Doug Byrd, Mac Dyess, Marc Dyess, Tony Giles, Bruce Johnson, Walter Lafargue, Shane Metesh, Bobby Morris, Ollie Overton, Gage Robinson, David Stewart, Garrett Stewart, Jason Stewart, Gary Taylor, Darrell Vandersypen, and Russell Wilson.
Charlie served two terms in the U.S. Army, serving in the 101st Airborne and Infantry. He was also a member of the U.S. Army Boxing Team.
He served on the Rapides Parish Police Jury, District A. He was a former member of the Home Builder’s Association, the CENLA Community Action Committee (CCAC), Legislative Aide in the Louisiana State Senate, and a Commissioner on the England Airport Authority. He was on the Rapides Parish Sewer Board.
Charlie was a building contractor in Central Louisiana for many years. He also built homes in Houston and Austin, Texas and developed recreation facilities in Katy, Texas. He owned Twin Cities Carpet Store in Pineville, and owned Airport Food Services at AEX Airport.
He was a Mason and a member of the Forest Hill Masonic Lodge No. 254.
In his early adult life, Charlie enjoyed racing stock cars, later his interests included snow skiing, attending NASCAR races, and traveling in his motorhome. Charlie loved his family very much, and was a loyal friend.

Charles W. Stewart, husband of Violet Linda Dyess, was born 29 Dec 1937 – Houston, TX and passed 3 Oct 2016 – Houston, TX.

Ruby (Mott) Robinson 1937-2016

Ruby Mott Robinson passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Rapides Regional Hospital, Alexandria, La. She was a resident of Tioga Manor Nursing Center of Pineville, La.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Junior Robinson, her parents, John Matthew Mott, Sr. and Callie Eva Thomas Mott, brothers, Herman O. “Tubby” Mott, Conrad Ardell Mott, Hershel Leon Mott, John Matthew Mott, Jr., sisters, Elsie Mott Peters, Faye Mott Scott, Bernice Mott Hagan, daughter, Theresa Jackson Glenn, son, Joey Jackson, and grandson, James Robert Forest.
She leaves behind one son, John Jackson, one daughter, Tammy Robinson Forest, grandsons Daniel Glenn (Kristy) and Kevin Forest, granddaughter, Diana Glenn Holt(Jerry)and sisters, Yvonne Mott Carr and Billie Mott Sermons.


Ruby Mott, wife of James Wesley Robinson Jr., was born 10 Aug 1937 and passed 1 Sep 2016 – Alexandria, LA.

Bobby L Mills 1941-2016

Funeral services for Bobby L. Mills 75, of Esler Field Community will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with Dr. C. Stewart Holloway of First Baptist Church Pineville officiating. David C. Bates, Jr., his long time Sunday School teacher, will give his eulogy. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Pineville on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until time of the services.

Bobby was born on June 28, 1941 and died peacefully in his sleep early on the morning of Sunday, October 2, 2016, at his home in the Esler Field Community. He was best known for his 26 years of service to ACE Hardware, both in Pineville, Louisiana and Ball, Louisiana. He loved his job and loved his customers. He was a “people person” and enjoyed visiting with and helping those who frequented these two stores.

Bobby’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all precious to him. He loved them all dearly and loved to tease them and hear them laugh. His death will leave a void in the lives of each of them but the legacy of love he leaves them is beyond measure.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elby R. and Florence M. Beavers Mills of the Esler Field Community and his great-grandson, Braxton Lane Thompson of Winnfield, Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Perry Mills; son, Carman “Shorty” Mills; step-son, J. W. Maher; grandchildren, Justin Mills, Jamie Thompson, Jennifer Lambert, Dakota Mills, Kelsey Mills, Callie Dunn and Virginia Colclasure; great grandchildren, Ada, Ella, Emma, Dewayne, Gracie, Bailey, and Lane; sisters, Dorothy Mills Murrell and Mildred Montgomery; two ex-daughters-in-law, Marlene Young and Elizabeth “Beth” Mills, who he loved like a daughter; and one uncle, four aunts, and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Justin Mills, Randy Browning, Chad Montgomery, DJ Lambert, Perry Ramsey, and Dr. Eddie O’Neal. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Beaver, Jerry Meredith, Jeremy Thompson, William Dunn and his ACE Hardware family.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Pineville, “Making Way” building fund, 901 Main Street, Pineville, LA 71360, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or a charity of your choice .

To extend online condolences to the Mills family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Oct. 4, 2016


Bobby L Mills, husband of Brenda Perry, was born 28 Jun 1941 – Rapides Co., LA and passed 2 Oct 2016 – Pineville, LA.

Wilma Alvis (Dyess) Long 1916-2016

Mrs. Alvis Dyess Long, 99, of Waynesboro, MS died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Wayne General Hospital. She was a devoted member of Little Rock Assembly of God Church and member of Philadelphus Women’s Club. She was retired as Office Manager of Dixie Electric. Mrs. Long is preceded in death by her husband, George Long; 6 Brothers & 2 Sisters. She is survived by her sister, Opal Dyess Sanderson of Waynesboro; 3 sisters-in-law, Miriam Dyess of Silas, AL, Mary Dyess of Mobile, AL, Bonnie Jean Dyess of Buckatunna; 24 Nieces and Nephews; Several Great Nieces & Nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Long will be held 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, November 11, 2016 at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Reynolds and Rev. David Strahan officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


Wilma Alvis Dyess, daughter of Benjamin Elijah Dyess and Dura Idell Cooper, wife of George Frank Long, was born 15 Dec 1916 and passed 6 Nov 2016 – Waynesboro, MS.

Ronald Dean Dyes 1944-2016

Marthaville, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Ronald Dean Dyes, 71, will be at 12:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2016 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville, LA with Reverend Dean Johnson and Reverend Glenn Howard. Interment will follow at Marthaville Cemetery in Marthaville, LA. The family will receive friends for visitation  on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville, LA from 6:00 PM Till 9:00 PM.
Ronald was born on December 31, 1944 in Shreveport, LA to JB and Willie Forsong Dyes and passed away on November 7, 2016 in Marthaville, LA.
Ronald was a member of Ajax Lodge # 325, he received a past master 25 years certificate. Ronald worked in foreign oil fields in Libya and Saudi Arabia. Ronald’s hobbies were fishing Black Lake, he is the record holder for Black Lake, he also enjoyed hunting, camping, and 4-wheeler riding with friends and family in the OK mountains. He was a former Board Member for Farm Bureau of Natchitoches Parish and also member of Natchitoches Parish Cattleman’s Association.
Preceding Ronald in death are his parents JB Dyes and Willie Dyes Ott; sister, Marilyn “Peachie” Lewis; father and mother-in-law, Thurman and Marie Middleton.
Those left behind to cherish his memory is his wife, Pam Middleton Dyes of Marthaville, LA; son, Ronald Dean Dyes II of Marthaville, LA, daughters, Carla Clemmens and husband David of Haughton, LA, Christi Dyes of Natchitoches, LA; daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Jami and Roland Dans of Marthaville, LA; grandchildren, Clayton Dyes, Camron Dyes, Gracie Dans, Zachary Dans, Levi Dans; brother, Jerry Dyes and wife Jeannie of Fredericksburg, TX, Nephews, Dr. Johnathan Dyes, Jeremy Dyes, Robert Lewis; brother-in-law, Robert T. “Bobby” Lewis and wife Theresa; niece, Dondra Griggs and husband Paul; a host of Dyes Cousins and Forsong C ousins, great niece, and nephews; special friends, Lawrence and Tamara Baxter, Emily Baxter and Caleb Baxter.
Those honoring the life of Ronald as pallbearers are Clayton Dyes, Camron Dyes; Lawrence “Bubba” Baxter, Caleb Baxter, Travis Strahan, Roland Dans, Randy Hilliard, and Boyd Hightower. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Pace, Mr. Gary Jones, Mr. Alden Kuhn, Mr. Bobby Lewis, Mr. Dale Moore, and Mr. JW “Boney” Powell.


Ronald “Ron” Dyes, son of Johnny Buford Dyes and Willie Mae Forsong, was born 31 Dec 1944 – Shreveport, LA and passed 7 Nov 2016 – Marthaville, LA.

Debra Jayn Dyess 1955-2016

Debra Jayn Dyess 61 of Elba, AL departed this life Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Elba Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Elba, Alabama. Funeral services will be held from Hayes Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Donnie Marler officiating. Committal services will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be at Hayes Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Survivors include: Sister – Sara Sharpless, Elba, AL, Brother – Harold Dyess, Elba, AL, Sister-in-law – Mary Dyess, Elba, AL, Sister-in-law – Jesse Dyess, Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Dyess was preceded in death by her parents Mabel and Albert Dyess, a Brother – Joe Tom Dyess.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Alabama is serving the Dyess family.


Debra Jayn Dyess, daughter of Jessie Albert Dyess and Mabel Mildred Scarbrough, was born 21 Jan 1955 and passed 16 Oct 2016 – Elba, AL.

Gaston Lavelle Dyess 1924-2008

Gaston Lavelle Dyess, 83, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon. Funeral services are 2:00pm today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Mr. Dyess was a member of First Baptist Church of Richland and retired from Laborer’s Local No. 145.
He was Past Master of Tyrian Lodge No. 427, Brandon, a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite and Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Dyess and grandson, Harris Richard Dyess, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Betty Dyess of Richland; children, Harris Richard Dyess of Pearl, Michael Dyess (Pam) of Titusville, FL, Joan Lanell Dyess of Marrero, LA, Pamela Bagwell (Eric) of Jackson, Cindy Fletcher (Mike) of Florence, Danny Graves of Brandon, Donna Rayner (Aaron) of Brandon and Keith Graves of Brandon; sisters, Christine Everett, Agnes Gilbert, Bobbie Stiglett, Martha Lemoine and Jean Lembeck; brothers Rev. Vance Harvey Dyess, Troy Dyess, Ralph Dyess and Harmon Allen Dyess; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607-1460 or The Jackson-Pearl GIDEONS, P.O. Box 5973, Pearl, MS 39288-5973.
Published in the Clarion Ledger on 6/18/2008


Gaston Lavelle Dyess, son of Robert Gaston “Bob” Dyess and Hattie Mae Berry, born 8 Sep 1924 and 16 Jan 2008 – Lawrence Co., MS.

Harris Richard “Ricky” Dyess Jr. 1973-2003

WHARTON Graveside services for Harris R. Ricky Dyess Jr., 30, of 213 E. Sandusky, Wharton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wharton Richland Union Cemetery, Wharton, the Rev. James Shrider officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.

Mr. Dyess died of natural causes at 11:48 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2003 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.

Surviving are his father, Harris Sr. of Pearl, Miss.; his mother, Linda Dyess, Flowood, Miss.; his wife, Marsha Dyess, Wharton; a son, Harrison L., at home; and a brother, Derrick of Florence, Miss.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, 43351.

Courier, The (Findlay, OH) – Wednesday, July 2, 2003


Harris Richard “Ricky” Dyess Jr., son of Harris Richard Dyess and Linda Sue Bailey, born 6 Mar 1973 – Jackson, MS and 29 Jun 2003 – Upper Sandusky, OH.

Nina Jo (Martin) Quattlebaum Dyess 1953-2016

Nina M. Dyess , 62, of Pearl, Mississippi died suddenly, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mrs. Dyess was born to the late James Albert Martin, Sr. (1912 – 1984) and Nannie Catherine Cleveland Martin (1915 – 1985) on October 30, 1953, in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

She graduated from Tri-County Academy in 1970. After graduation, she married Herman Thomas Quattlebaum, Jr. of Flora, Mississippi. They divorced in 1994. On October 16, 2010, she married Mr. Harris Richard Dyess.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, James Albert Martin, Jr. (1936, Anding, Mississippi – 1993, Tahlequah, OK).

She is survived by her husband, Harris Richard Dyess of Pearl; step-son – Derrick Dyess of Florence; step-daughter-in-law – Corrie Dyess of Florence; daughter – Christy Lynn Vaccaro of Flora; son – Jeremy Thomas Quattlebaum of Florence; daughter-in-law – Jenny Patrice Hicks Quattlebaum of Florence; two granddaughters – Brittany Nicole Morrow of Decatur and Anna Marie Holst of Flora; grandson – Trace Martin Hicks Quattlebaum of Florence and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Sebrell Funeral Home, 425 Northpark Dr, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Memorial services will be held 2pm on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Sebrell Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, 610 Concord Church Rd, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

Sebrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Nina Jo Martin, was the 2nd wife of Harris Richard Dyess, born 30 Oct 1953 – Yazoo, MS and passed 26 Oct 2016 – Jackson, MS.

Linda Sue (Bailey) Dyess White 1948-2016

Linda Sue Dyess White, 68, passed from this life Sunday, September 11, 2016, while surrounded by her husband, family, and friends at home.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm, today, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 10:00am, Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Linda was born Thursday, August 12, 1948, in Jackson, a daughter of the late, James and Katherine Bailey, and was a 1966 graduate of Pearl High School. She worked for Allstate Insurance for more than 30 years. She was then employed for 12 years with St. Dominic Hospital. Linda had a passion for music, and her tastes varied widely over the years. She also enjoyed traveling and was always up for a new adventure.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Harris “Richie” Dyess.

Survivors include husband, Charles R. “Chuck” White, Sr.; son, Derrick Dyess and wife, Corrie; step-children, Precia Pedersen and Charles R. White, Jr.; brother, James Bailey and wife, Sandra; sister, Sandy Parish and husband, Winston; grandchildren, Caleb, Brendan and Harrison Dyess; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to the special friends and long-time caregivers who loved and supported Linda and the family throughout her illness.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Please visit www.baldwinleepearl.com to sign online guest register.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Sept. 13, 2016


Linda Sue Bailey, ex-wife of Harris Richard Dyess, born 12 Aug 1948 – Jackson, MS and passed 11 Sep 2016 – Byram, MS.