Gayle “Dulla” Dyer, age 71, of Rockwood, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at Roane Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1952, in Rockwood. Dulla was a member of the Speights Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockwood where she sang in the choir in her youth. Gayle was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant and had previously served as a C.N.A. at Marshall Voss Health Care in Harriman and Meharry Hospital in Nashville. She enjoyed fishing, music, and playing cards. Dulla was a very social person and loved the elderly and children.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather: Warren Chapman; grandparents: Rule & Thelma McCaleb; and cousin: Bernetta Rose Foust.

Survivors include sons: Ronald Curtis Dyer and Warren Edward Dyer; 6 grandchildren; mother: Barbara Chapman; brothers and sisters-in-law: Eddie Chapman (Alice), Antony “T.C.” Chapman (Bridget), and Everett “Sly” Chapman (Carla); devoted sister: Sarah Pendergrass; special friends: “Tiny”, Joanna, and Tonya; and several other relatives and friends.

In accordance with Gayle’s wishes, cremation arrangements have been made and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. No public services are being scheduled.

Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family.


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