Lyda Daggett Laneville

September 20, 1936 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 82)

Lyda (Daggett) Laneville passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Frederick Laneville and her sister Julia Mixon.  She is survived by two sisters, Nelia Cunningham of Kingsport, Tennessee and Sallie Moore Dievendorf of Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as her three children Bill Laneville of Geneva, Switzerland, John Laneville of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Laura Spain of Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Lyda graduated from T.A. Futrall High School in Marianna, Arkansas.  She then obtained her Bachelors of Science from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board societies.  That was followed by obtaining her Masters degree from University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

After devoting much of her early adult life to supporting her three children, and ensuring their developmental and educational needs had been met, Lyda returned in earnest to her studies.  As a "mature" student, she completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the Memphis College of Art in 1996.  Her works have been displayed throughout the southern United States and internationally.

After a long battle with dementia and other health concerns, Lyda has joined numerous friends and family that have passed before her, at rest and in eternal peace.

There will be a celebration of Lyda's life at 10h00 on Saturday, February 2 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Ave., Memphis, TN, followed by her burial at Calgary Cemetery. A reception and continued celebration of Lyda after the burial will be at the Marion Parish Hall , and all are invited to join her family there.

In accordance with Lyda's wishes, memorial donations may be made to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. An online memorial book is being maintained at

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