Lyda P. Palmer Tingle
Services for Lyda Pearl Gardner Palmer Hailey Tingle will be held Friday,
December 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. from Poplar Springs United Methodist Church in Meridian.
Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery in the Dixon Community of Neshoba County. Visitation
will be held from 11 a. m. until time of service at the church. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Tingle, 88, of Meridian, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at The Oaks Rehabilitation and
Healthcare Center in Meridian.
Born in Neshoba, she spent her adult life in Preston and Meridian, MS. In her younger years
Lyda worked at Wells-Lamont in Philadelphia. She later became a beautician and owned
Palmer's Kut and Kurl near Preston. Mrs. Tingle was a faithful member of Poplar Springs United
Methodist Church in Meridian and previously a member of Coy United Methodist Church in
Preston. Lyda was an active member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, having served
as Worthy Matron, District Officer, Grand Esther, and other positions in Preston, Philadelphia and
Meridian area chapters. She was a member of the Obadiah Homemakers Club in Meridian. Many
people will remember her crocheted afghans, ornaments, baby blankets, and other items.
Survivors include stepsons, Ross Tingle, Jr. of Meridian, MS, and Jim Tingle of Mansfield, GA; special
niece, Debbie Christie of Jackson; and a number of other nieces and nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
Mrs. Tingle was preceded in death by husbands, Ross Tingle, Sr., J. W. Hailey, and W. C. Palmer, Jr.;
sisters, Fannie Bee (Dixie) Spitzer of San Jose, CA, and Katie Westerfield of Florence, MS; and special
nephew, Paul Ball of Hattiesburg, MS.
Special thanks go out to Jerry and Linda Long and the many church family members for their
loving support of Lyda.
Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3937 Poplar Springs
Drive, Meridian, MS 39305.
Published on December 7, 2017