Oct. 28, 1962 – Oct. 9, 2022
Belinda Mize Dyar, 59, of Tylertown, died Oct. 9, 2022, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born Oct. 28, 1962, in Johnson City, TN.
Funeral services were Oct. 13, 2022, at Tylertown Baptist Church, burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Rev. Justin Knight officiating.
She grew up in Tylertown, graduating high school from Walthall Academy and college from Southwest Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She married Scott Dyar on Aug. 16, 1986, and they were married 36 years. They had three children, Justin, Clayton, and Laura Lee.
She was a member of Tylertown Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, children’s choir, and sang in the adult choir. Mrs Dyar was a dancer to her core. She grew up dancing and was a proud alumni of the Dixie Darlings at USM. So much of her joy came from sharing her passion for dance with others, coaching teams at Southwest Community College and Parklane Academy. One of her greatest passions was working at Parklane Academy as the elementary librarian.
She was preceded in death by her father, James E Mize.
Survivors include her husband, Scott Reed Dyar; sons, Justin Reed Dyar (Kaleigh) and Clayton James Dyar (Taylor); daughter, Laura Lee Dyar Wand (Curtis); mother, Iva Patten Mize; grandchildren, Hadlee Claire Wand, James Elliott Dyar, Jack Reed Dyar, John Walker Dyar and Ellis Brooke Dyar.
Pallbearers were Charles Dyar, Robert Dyar, Curtis Wand, Tony Stringer, Trent Stringer, and Vance Walker.
Honorary pallbearers were Royce Mitchell, Michael Brown, Taylor Stringer, David Griffin, Arlen Patten, Jeremy Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson and Jack Lindsey.
A scholarship has been established at Parklane Academy in memory of Belinda. It will be called the “Belinda Mize Dyar Memorial Dance Scholarship” and be given to a graduating senior Dazzler each year. If you would like to donate to the scholarship in her memory, please feel free to send a check to Parklane Academy ATTN: Belinda Dyar Scholarship, 1115 Parklane Road, McComb, MS, 39648.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com.