Emma Lou Dyess

Published 2:54 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Graveside services for Ms. Emma Lou Dyess were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at the Prentiss Cemetery. Ms. Dyess, age 96, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at Jeff Davis Extended Care Facility in Prentiss.  Rev. Pete Bennett officiated.

Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emma Lou Dyess was born on July 25, 1924, in Carson to Percy M. Dyess and Clara Belle Worthy Dyess. Ms. Dyess graduated from Carson High School in 1942, and attended Draughns Business College. She worked as a bookkeeper for 23 years with Employers Mutual Casualty Company, retiring to return to her home in Carson to care for her parents. Ms. Dyess was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

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She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brother, Carey Hal Dyess; and eldest sister, Elsie Dyess Gowen.

Ms. Dyess is survived by her sister, Betty Dyess Franklin and several nieces and nephews.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com