Herman Wayne Lyell
June 16, 1962 -
September 29, 2016

Visitation

October 1, 2016
9:00 Am - 11:00 AM

Service 

October 1, 2016
11:30 AM

Interment

Obituary

 

Graveside service for Herman Wayne Lyell, age 54, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday October 1, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Flintville Cemetery, with Bro. Robert Doud and Ronnie Thomas officiating. Mr. Lyell passed away September 29, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Lyell was a native of Lincoln County, and was the son of the late Oscar Herman and Patricia Gail Gray Lyell. He loved to fish and was a member of the West End Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Shay Lyell, Mandie (Josh) McElroy, Kayla Lyell, and Joshua Lyell; siblings Sandy (Jerry) Lancaster, Tera Simmons, Greg (Betty) Lyell, and Chris (Melanie) Lyell; grandchildren Kaylee Haislip, Travis McElroy, Payton Posey, Will King, Landon McElroy, Chase Posey, Allison Treasure McElroy, Josie Rose McElroy; and one great-grandchild on the way. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lyell was preceded in death by a sister Tammy Hanshaw and a niece Britney Hope Lyell.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday October 1, 2016 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Herman Wayne Lyell.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Kaylon Owens Luttrell

    The last time I saw you, you knew it would be the last time, as did I. I didn’t want to believe it, but I knew it to be true. Life will never be the same now, and that’s ok because we will all have that glorious reunion in heaven one day! I loved you like the brother I never had, and I thank you for that. I’m also thankful for the past 3 short years we shared. There will never be another one like you because God broke that mold he used to make you.
    I’m happy that you’re at peace now, no more suffering, no more stress, no more heartache. Save me a seat in that red convertible we talked about so many times.
    I know you were happy to see your Mother and Sister. You earned your wings, so fly high Wayne, fly high.

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  2. Chase Stewart

    [“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” -Mitch Albom.]
    A day or so ago I lost a friend and a mentor as well as a step father. Even though he came into my life when I was 13, he always treated us as if we were his own.( We had some of the best Christmas presents when he was around. )
    [His life was gentle; and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN! (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)]
    I don’t think Wayne knew a stranger: he always talked to someone no matter where he went.
    Shannon L. Alder once said, “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
    And he will always be carved on my heart for sure.
    As Shakespeare once penned, “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me”.
    His stories, his humor & wit- ESPECIALLY his laugh will always live on ……
    [ In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
    -J.R.R. Tolkien ]
    …… I trust that it will inside all who knew him.

    Reply
  3. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

    Reply
  4. Tina Peel

    Sandy & the family – so sorry to hear of your loss, sending you all lots of hugs n prayers during this time

    Reply
  5. Savanna Vaughn

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. Will be thinging of you and the family…….In our prayers…..Lynda Simms aka Savanna Vaughn

    Reply
  6. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Sandi and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Waynes passing. May God give you comfort now.. know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Reply
  7. judie altmeyer

    Sandy So sorry to hear about Wayne.

    Reply
  8. Bill Blendermann

    I am saddened to hear this news today. My sympathy to Wayne’s family and all his friends. He was loved by all & will be missed but most of all remembered.

    Reply
  9. Shane and Kristin Barnes

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your father. We have the fondest memories of him and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Debbielogan

    With deepest sympathy in the passing of Wayne …. He was a big kidder and love to pull pranks. I’m know you will miss him. May you all find comfort and peace in days to come.

    Reply
  11. Diana Brooks McBay

    Terra Anne, Greg and families; I am so sorry to hear of your loss…my prayers are for you all to find comfort and peace during the difficult times ahead…

    Reply
  12. Deon and Gina Tanner

    Deon and I are so sorry for the loss of your brother.You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  13. Karen Owens Moore

    So sorry about Wayne. Much love and prayers for all.

    Reply
  14. Dena and Jimmy (Rooster) Kincaid

    Sandy, Tera and family,
    May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  15. Darlene Lindsey Freeman & Diane Lindsey Medley

    our hearts are breaking for you…. your family is in our prayers!

    Reply
  16. Denise & Rickey Smith

    you are all in our thoughts and prayers! we are here if you need us! please know that Wayne is now in GOD’s arm’s and resting with the angels!

    Reply
  17. roger & lisa whitworth

    sandy and family. we are sorry for your loss may god give ya’ll comfort at this time. ya’ll are in our prayers and though.

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Kaylon Owens Luttrell

    The last time I saw you, you knew it would be the last time, as did I. I didn’t want to believe it, but I knew it to be true. Life will never be the same now, and that’s ok because we will all have that glorious reunion in heaven one day! I loved you like the brother I never had, and I thank you for that. I’m also thankful for the past 3 short years we shared. There will never be another one like you because God broke that mold he used to make you.
    I’m happy that you’re at peace now, no more suffering, no more stress, no more heartache. Save me a seat in that red convertible we talked about so many times.
    I know you were happy to see your Mother and Sister. You earned your wings, so fly high Wayne, fly high.

    Reply
  2. Chase Stewart

    [“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” -Mitch Albom.]
    A day or so ago I lost a friend and a mentor as well as a step father. Even though he came into my life when I was 13, he always treated us as if we were his own.( We had some of the best Christmas presents when he was around. )
    [His life was gentle; and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN! (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)]
    I don’t think Wayne knew a stranger: he always talked to someone no matter where he went.
    Shannon L. Alder once said, “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
    And he will always be carved on my heart for sure.
    As Shakespeare once penned, “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me”.
    His stories, his humor & wit- ESPECIALLY his laugh will always live on ……
    [ In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
    -J.R.R. Tolkien ]
    …… I trust that it will inside all who knew him.

    Reply
  3. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

    Reply
  4. Tina Peel

    Sandy & the family – so sorry to hear of your loss, sending you all lots of hugs n prayers during this time

    Reply
  5. Savanna Vaughn

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. Will be thinging of you and the family…….In our prayers…..Lynda Simms aka Savanna Vaughn

    Reply
  6. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Sandi and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Waynes passing. May God give you comfort now.. know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Reply
  7. judie altmeyer

    Sandy So sorry to hear about Wayne.

    Reply
  8. Bill Blendermann

    I am saddened to hear this news today. My sympathy to Wayne’s family and all his friends. He was loved by all & will be missed but most of all remembered.

    Reply
  9. Shane and Kristin Barnes

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your father. We have the fondest memories of him and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Debbielogan

    With deepest sympathy in the passing of Wayne …. He was a big kidder and love to pull pranks. I’m know you will miss him. May you all find comfort and peace in days to come.

    Reply
  11. Diana Brooks McBay

    Terra Anne, Greg and families; I am so sorry to hear of your loss…my prayers are for you all to find comfort and peace during the difficult times ahead…

    Reply
  12. Deon and Gina Tanner

    Deon and I are so sorry for the loss of your brother.You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  13. Karen Owens Moore

    So sorry about Wayne. Much love and prayers for all.

    Reply
  14. Dena and Jimmy (Rooster) Kincaid

    Sandy, Tera and family,
    May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  15. Darlene Lindsey Freeman & Diane Lindsey Medley

    our hearts are breaking for you…. your family is in our prayers!

    Reply
  16. Denise & Rickey Smith

    you are all in our thoughts and prayers! we are here if you need us! please know that Wayne is now in GOD’s arm’s and resting with the angels!

    Reply
  17. roger & lisa whitworth

    sandy and family. we are sorry for your loss may god give ya’ll comfort at this time. ya’ll are in our prayers and though.

    Reply

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