Last Of The LaBelle "Sisters" Dies
LABELLE, FL. -- Mary F. Dyess, age 89, of LaBelle, passed away July 13, 2009 in Fort Myers. She was born July 28, 1919 in Fort Myers FL, to the late Melville Emory Forrey and the late Corine (Poole) Forrey.
Mary was a lifelong resident of the area. Mary, youngest of the Forrey sisters, Ida , Flora and Ella, was born in LaBelle to pioneers Capt. Melville Forrey, who was on the first Hendry County Commission and Corine Poole. Corine's father owned the general store in LaBelle at the turn of the last century.
Mary was a member of the Eastern Star and attended First Baptist Church.
Survivors include son: George Emory Dyess, Griffin, GA, daughter: Glenda Harris (Darrell), LaBelle, Grandchildren, Jeffrey Glenn Burton, Michael Francis Burton, Cindy Dyess, Rodney Dyess, Jeffery Harris, Jerrod Harris, great-grandchildren, Rhonda Ray Burton, Alton Burton, Ronald Burton, Glenn Burton, Tyler Burton, Jeffery Harris, Maggie Harris, great-great grandson: Weston Dyess Burton and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16, 2009, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of LaBelle, LaBelle with Reverend Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 330 N. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.