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.