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Nina Kyzar Wallace

Funeral services for Nina Kyzar Wallace are 11 a.m. on Thursday,Dec. 23, at Powells Grove Pentecostal Church, with burial in thechurch cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Wallace, 91, died Tuesday at Lawrence County Nursing Center inMonticello.

She was born April 11, 1919, to Joseph Lemuel and Annie McGuffieKyzar of Lincoln County. She graduated from Topeka High School in1939 and from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in 1941. Upon hergraduation she was employed as a teacher with the Jayess School.She married Delton Price “Bill” Wallace on Oct. 11, 1941. Thecouple made their lifelong home in Jayess.

Mrs. Wallace was a faithful member of Powells Grove PentecostalChurch and was actively involved in her community, for which shewas named Lawrence County’s Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year.She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Copiah-LincolnCommunity College Alumni Association, of which she held the honorof being named Alumni of the Year.

Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Lemuel andAnnie McGuffie Kyzar; her 10 brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Ham,Thomas Elbert Kyzar, Louis Lemuel Kyzar, Beatrice Lambert, JodieGreer George, Ottie Mae Smith, Willie Burrell “Bill” Kyzar, Andy”Sam” Kyzar and Joseph Ray Kyzar, and an infant sister; herhusband, Delton Price “Bill” Wallace; a son, Roger Terrell Wallace;and a grandson, Nathan Dwight Martin.

She is survived by her two sons and two daughters, Mary Ann Martinof Jayess, Willie Price and Sandra Wallace of Monticello, June andHobo Smith of Jayess, and Carroll Edward “Butch” and MelanieWallace of Jayess; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; onesister-in-law Euna Kyzar; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Scott Martin, Bren Smith, Greg Polk, Scott Battle,Steven Wallace and Jay Walton.