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.