Jean Murdock Dyer, 84, of Fayetteville, died Sunday April 1, 2012 in Lincoln Care Center. Mrs. Dyer was a native of Marshall County and the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary Jones Murdock. For many years she traveled playing in numerous duplicate bridge tournaments becoming a “Life Master”. She also served as Fayetteville-Lincoln County Librarian for a number of years. Later in life she became a registered nurse retiring from Lincoln County Health Facilities where she worked for many years in the OB Department. She attended Prospect Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Joel Lee Dyer Sr.; three children, Diane (Jimmy) Buchanan, Amelia (Jim) Strasler and son Joel Lee (Rita) Dyer, Jr; sister Margaret Adams, brother John (Mary Sue) Murdock; five grandchildren Brett (Mandy) Buchanan, Brian Buchanan, Alyne (Tim) Piovesan, Rett (April) Strasler and Brianne Goolsby; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Elizabeth Owen and Frances Cater.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:30 pm at Talley Cemetery with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library, Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, St. Jude Hospital or American Heart Association.
Diane, Amelia, and Lee,
I was so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. I know she has had many health struggles in the last few years. My prayers are with all of you.
Sorry to hear about Jean.She was such a Dear Sweet Lady and I enjoyed working with her.May God be with all the Family
Guys, my heart goes out to you in your loss. Your Mom was a super sweet lady and I consider myself privileged to have known her.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
To all of Ms. Jean’s family:
I always enjoyed working with her. When I went back to school for my degree, she was an inspiration to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Diane, I was so sorry to hear about Jeans death. I know she has had a hard fight for several years. We had many fun times working at the hospital together. I know you have many great memories. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
I’m thinking of you all and my prayers are for you. Your Mother was such a beauty as a young woman and I can remember her so well. She was having such a struggle and I know she is in a much better place. God has a new angel! Please accept my heartfelt sympathy!
Joel, Diane, Amelia, Lee, Mrs. Adams,
Our deepest sympathy to you over the loss of this dear lady. Jean was my friend for many, many years and I can tell you she is missed already. She will always hold a specail place in my heart, I have many fond memories of our family together when we were ll young.
God Gless all of you,
I was so sorry to hear of Jean’s death. It is so hard to lose your Mother. That is the one person that always loves you no matter what! May God bless you and strengthen you during this time.
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I am out of town,
so I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you and
With sincere sympathy,
Paulette Arnold Thompson
Lee and Family,
Our sympathy is with you.
May you feel the loving presence of God and those who hold you in their thoughts and prayers during this stressful period. Cherish those wonderful memories.
In Christian Love,
So sorry for the loss of your Mother.
Our Mothers leave such sweet memories.
Diane and Jimmy,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! May your sadness soon be replaced with happy memories!
I hope to make it to the visitation.
Bless you both!
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I can remember a lot of good times at your house, and they are such good memories. I will be praying for you and your family.
Dear Diane, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know that she has had a long hard battle. I pray that you will take comfort in knowing that she is now no longer in pain. Con and I send you our sympathies as well as a great big hug. We love your family and you very much.
Diane & family,
My love & sympathy to you all for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom as we grew up “down the alley” from each other. She was a special lady!
I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. I didn’t know her but I am one to judge a tree by its fruit. She had to be a remarkable lady. I’m going to try to get away from school for the visitation but may not be able to. Just know that my sincerest sympathies are with you and your family.
May God Grant you his peace at this time.
Diance and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one. She was such a beautiful woman, and I know you will miss her terribly. Thinking of you in the days to come.
Jean was such a good friend for so many years. Seeing her these last years at the nursing home has been painful to me because I knew much about how she had been. I am sorry you had to give her up. Rarely have I been at Lincoln Care with Jean in the Lobby – maybe for an event – that I did not tell some one about her earlier years and her brilliance.
I will not be able to attend her service!
Diane and Amelia,
So sorry to hear about your Mother. I remember fondly how sweet she was when we were children. We will be thinking of all of you over the coming days.
Diane, My heart goes out to you at this time. My prayers will be with you and yours in the days ahead.
Lee and family,
So sorry for your loss. I will be unable to attend the visitation or service, but wanted you to know I will be praying for you at this time.
Debra Hastings King