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Velma Louise Thompson Lyda
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Birth: May 1, 1900
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1999
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

ASHEVILLE - Velma T. Lyda, 99, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at a local health care facility.

A native of Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Thompson. She moved to Asheville in 1917 and was active in Asheville Schools P.T.A. and was a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church. Moving to Raleigh in 1956, she was a member of Edenton Street Methodist Church. She served over 3000 volunteer hours with Dorothea Dix Hospital and in 1989 moved back to Asheville, where she lived until her death.

Mrs. Lyda was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Lyda in 1979 and sons, Dr. Edgar W. Lyda and George S. Lyda.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty L. Martin of Hartselle, Ala. her daughters by love, Katherine P. Lyda of Asheville and Bettye L. Lyda of Hickory nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday at Morris Funeral Home, Merrimon Avenue. Graveside services will be held Saturday at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Karen Mouw officiating. A memorial service will be held Sunday at the Thomas Coke Chapel at Givens Estate with the Rev. Oscar Dowdle and the Rev. Karen Mouw officiating.

Obituaries: Asheville Area (NC)
Date: June 24, 1999
 
 
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 Spouse:
  William Clyde Lyda (1895 - 1979)*
 
 Children:
  Edgar Witherly Lyda (1920 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: James Archer
Record added: Sep 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41858964
Velma Louise <i>Thompson</i> Lyda
Added by: James Archer
 
Velma Louise <i>Thompson</i> Lyda
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