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Released September 15, 2005


HAttiesburg– Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg for Senior Master Sgt. Dennis R. Lytle, 63, of Hattiesburg, who died Sept. 13, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark.

Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 15 at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg.

Lytle retired from the University of Southern Mississippi as communications maintenance manager, and was also retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member Temple Baptist Church West in Hattiesburg.

“Dennis was a man of great character has been my friend for the last 17 years,” said Allen Carter, Southern Miss iTech Telecommunications Technician. “He helped me get started at USM when I had 3 kids at home and was in dire need of a way to feed my family. He and Mr. (Thomas) Shows started the USM Telecommunications Department and guided it through many changes over the years.

“The university has benefited greatly from Dennis’ guidance, and we will always owe him a debt of gratitude.”

Survivors include his wife, Jane Lytle of Hattiesburg; two sons, Alan Lytle of Little Rock, Ark. and Mark Lytle of Hattiesburg; a sister, Suzie Kephart of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Markt Lytle and Andrew Lytle, both of Madison, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Carah.

“He was such a nice person to work with,” said Kathy Hayman, general manager of Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Southern Miss. “He was a valuable asset to the university, a very smart person. He was someone you could always count on, as well as being a great friend.”

Memorials to Lytle may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (1-800-822-6344).


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