Lyda  Tingle
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


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