Myrtle Elizabeth Cox Dyer

August 25, 1929October 8, 2020
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Myrtle Dyer, 91, passed away peacefully and went home into the arms of Jesus on October 8, 2020. Mrs. Dyer was born in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. She attended Bell High School in Adams, TN., where she was Salutatorian, and the last surviving student of her graduating class, and Bell High School. Mrs. Dyer retired from 38 years in the Department of Employment Security, with the State of Tennessee. Mrs. Dyer was a long standing member of Woodmont Baptist church where she was a devoted member of the “Koinonia” Sunday School class.

She is survived by son Gil (Deborah) Dyer; granddaughter Jenny R.(Shannon Michael) Hayes; and several beloved nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by parents Gilbert T. Cox and Mary B. Cox; husband Johnny L. Dyer, son Daniel L. Dyer, sisters Mildred Danner, Dorothy Smith, Flora Cope, O' Dell Hart, Kathleen Robertson, and brother Gilbert S. Cox.

Visitation for Mrs. Dyer will be held at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home Monday, October, 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Following, a Celebration of Life service will be conducted in the Woodlawn Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Myrtle Dyer to the 'Koinonia' class at Woodmont Baptist church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville,TN. 37215 or, online at – Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements by Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204.


  • Rick Carillon
  • Dalon Cope
  • Randy Cox
  • Rick Cox
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Jim Smith


  • A Gathering of Family & Friends

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020

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Myrtice Owens

October 12, 2020

Dear family of Myrtle.
My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of my friend Myrtle. We were often together at Woodmont B.C. and enjoyed doing things together. She was such a sweet and caring person. My prayers for you is that the Lord will bring comfort and peace to each one of you.

Patricia. Monahan Henry

October 11, 2020

So sorry about Myrtle, her&my mom were 1st cousin. we lost touch with everyone since mom death.Ruby.. .she will be in good company. till we meet again.. ...

Diana Carillon

October 11, 2020

I will always remember Myrt’s kindness to me & to Rick. She always loved Rick(as Gil said she thought he was her personal plumber). She always was a very dignified lady & loved God and her family deeply.

Kristin Blackburn

October 11, 2020

It was a blessing to know Myrtle during her time at Park Manor. I loved her laugh and sweet spirit. There must be a celebration in heaven to welcome her home!

Deborah Dyer

October 11, 2020

Ma, you were a wonderful mother-in-law for me 43 years. You accepted me from day one as your daughter. I will always cherish the times we all gathered at the house for so many enjoyable times together. The times you & I went shopping was always fun. You loved clothes and always looking your best. Now you have a beautiful heavenly body where shopping is no longer needed. Where your earthly eyes hurt from too much light, your eyes are healed and you will bask in the glow of Jesus. I will miss you, & this is not ‘Goodbye, ‘but until we meet again’. I Love you 💕💕

Cindy Danner

October 10, 2020

The best of Aunts one could want. Many good memories and grateful for the times I have had with her. She has won the health battle as she now rests peacefully with the Lord. Forever remembered, forever loved.

Jenny Hayes (Dyer)

October 9, 2020

My grandmother was so loving, caring, giving, and a devoted Christian. You will be forever missed, but we know that your time here on earth is done. Heaven is now your home, and I know that you are in no more pain. I love you with all my heart and soul, and blessed that I have such great memories with you. Till we meet again one day, but until then I will make sure Dad is always ok.

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