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John Walter Dyess

John Walter Dyess, 76, of Laurel, Mississippi, died Tuesday January 7, 2020 at his residence in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born Sunday, August 8, 1943 in Laurel, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Sand Hill Baptist Church in Ellisville, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Sand Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sand Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bro. Micah Husser and Bro. Wesley Page will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797.

He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Lamar Dyess; mother, Mildered J. Dyess; sister, Dorthy Ann Sessum.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Margaret Dyess; son; Charles D. Dyess; brother, James Claude "Bud" Dyess (Connie); sister, Rosie L. Anderson (Talmadge); brother in-law, Jimmy Ray Sessum and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extend family.

Pallbearers will be Joel Anderson, Frank Gregor, Tate Hicks, Morgan Jackson, Robert Kelly, and Ray Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be John L. Sanford, Dennis Moore, Paul Dyess, Chris Dyess, Prcy Penton, and Dan Penton.

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John Walter Dyess
August 8, 1943 - January 7, 2020




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