Morris Wilson Dyess, 73, of Grove Hill died Feb. 15, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital.
He was born Dec. 17, 1937. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He served in the Clarke County Sheriff’s Auxiliary and the United States Army National Guard. He was retired from Ciba Geigy’s Instrumentation Department.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Dyess, Grove Hill; one son, Maurice (Jane) Dyess, Grove Hill; two daughters, Cynthia Ruth Dyess, Chatom, Marsha Lynn Dyess (Dennis) Powell, Grove Hill; one brother, Curtis Wayne (Jean) Dyess, Mobile; one sister, Barbara Jean Dyess (Alton) Bradford, Mobile; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill with Revs. Maurice Dyess and Harvey Hutto to officiate. Burial will be in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill will direct.