Louise Price Trees

Published 7:00 am Thursday, July 6, 2017

Louise Price Trees, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ  on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11:50 a.m.

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She was born Frances Louise Dyess on June 24, 1920, in Jeff Davis County, Mississippi to parents Lonnie S. Dyess and Ida Mae Shoemake Dyess. 

She was the eldest of their six children.

At the time of her death, she was living with her daughter, Twila Price Flowers and her husband, Troy G. Flowers, in Carriere, Mississippi.

Her funeral services are being handled by Hulett Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and are scheduled for Friday, July 7, 2017 in the chapel of Hulett Winstead Funeral Home.   

The visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by the service at 11:30 a.m.  Rev. Glenn Shoemake and Dr. Alan D. Strange will officiate.  Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. On October 5, 1941, Frances Louise Dyess married Dennis E. Price, Sr. (predeceased) of Stone County, Mississippi. 

He was in the Navy and they lived in San Diego, California and New Orleans, Louisiana prior to returning to Mississippi and starting their family at the end of World War II.

She is survived by her children, Dennis E. Price, Sr. and his wife Barbara of Harlingen, Texas, Twila Price Flowers and her husband Troy of Picayune, Mississippi, and Stephen Carey Price and his wife Donna of Garland, Texas.

Following the death of her husband in October of 1963 in Mobile, Alabama, she moved her family back to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and bought a house on North 22nd Avenue. 

She worked as the secretary for a local insurance agency a while before becoming the secretary for Dr. Joseph Greene, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi.

On June 1, 1970, Louise married Walter O. Trees (pre-deceased) and moved to Del Rio, Texas .  After several years, they bought a small farm near Uvalde, Texas and moved there. They lived there together until his death in August of 2014.  She is survived by his daughters, Barbara Trees McCabe of Kerrville, Texas and Beverly Thompson of Medway, Ohio. 

In April of 2015, Louise moved back to Mississippi to live with her daughter.  During her tenure in Texas, she fulfilled a lifelong dream by completing her B. A. in English and Education. She then taught in high school for a few years.

She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Uvalde, Texas for many years where she taught a ladies’ Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Alexine McIlwain and Winnie Strange, also her brothers, L. S. Dyess, Jr. and Roy G. Dyess.  She is survived by her brother, Edwin G. Dyess and wife Theda of Brandon, Mississippi.

Other survivors include grandchildren Troy Glen Flowers, Jr., Stephanie F. (Jeff) Carson, Amanda (Chris) Daniels, Andrea (Leonel) Munoz; great grandchildren Aaron Munoz, Ava Munoz, Chloe Carson, Caston Daniels, Stella Carson and Landry Munoz, and many nieces and nephews. She was a much-loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Contributions may be made to the Gideons International.