Maurice Lyle Carroll
Maurice Lyle Carroll
  • January 2, 1932 - September 9, 2011
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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Maurice Lyle Carroll died Friday, September 9, 2011 peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family at 11:55pm in Jackson, MS. Visiting hours are Tuesday, September 13, from 5-7pm and Wednesday, September 14, at 10am at First Presbyterian Church with services following at 11am. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Lyle was born in Natchez, MS to Maurice and Edna Lyle Carroll on January 2, 1932. He graduated from Natchez High School in 1950. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.B.A. in Advertising and Marketing and received a Second Lieu tent Commission in the U.S. Air Force. He married Maude Lemon Sugg, daughter of George Lemon and Maude Stone Sugg at First Presbyterian Church on December 18, 1954 in Jackson, MS.

He entered the US Air Force and served in the United States and overseas. He was released from active duty from the US Air Force after three years as a First Lieutenant.

He returned to Jackson and entered Mississippi College where he received an LLB degree.

He served as the Director of the Merit Community Program of the MS Economic Council later to become Executive Vice President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi where he tirelessly and lovingly served for 35 years.

He was highly regarded by the MS Legislature and the National Advertising Council.

In his later years, he was a devoted member of the Wrinkled Rooster's Coffee Club of Jackson.

Lyle was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS.

A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife Maude Sugg Carroll, his daughters Lee Carroll Karajman (George Karajman, Jr.) of Jackson and Alice Carroll Jones (Robert Wade Jones) of Flint Hill, VA and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Lee Karajman of Jackson and Parker Lyle Jones of Flint Hill, VA.

Memorials may be made to The Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or the Mississippi Children's Home, 2 River Place, Jackson, MS 39202.