Dr. Vivian Lamar Dearmon

Born: Wed., May 30, 1928
Died: Thu., Dec. 16, 2010

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Dr. Vivian Lamar Dearmon, 82, a retired educator and major in the United States Air Force Reserve, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. Dr. Dearmon was born in Millry, AL, on May 30, 1928. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Mathematics) degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. In further study, he received Master's level certification in the areas of guidance and counseling. In August 1975, he received his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in educational administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, at which time he met "the girl of his dreams," Alice Smith Dearmon. His work experiences in the field of education included serving as a mathematics instructor, guidance counselor, and elementary school principal. He also held a position as electronics instructor at both Keesler Air Force Base and Redstone Arsenal. In addition, he was a former Superintendant of Education for the Washington County Public School System. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having attained the rank of Major in the air Force Reserve. While in the Air Force, he was assigned to the field of electronics. After leaving the Air Force, he served as senior field engineer in electronics as a civilian. Dr. Dearmon was a highly compassionate and innovative individual who, having struggled against poverty at an early age, dedicated his career to helping young people obtain scholarships and financial aid to pursue a college education. A gentle and loving family man, he died peacefully after a long and happy life spent in devotion to "his girls," wife Alice and daughter Mary Beth. Survivors include the following: wife of 34 years, Alice Smith Dearmon of Millry, AL; daughter, Mary Beth Dearmon of Mobile, AL; sisters, Voncille Smith of Columbia, MS, Beth Lassiter of Chatom, AL, and Dorothy Ellzey of Ellisville, MS. He is preceded in death by the following: parents, Sol Richmond and Ada Mae Dearmon; brother, Davis Dearmon; father-in-law, John Robinson Smith; mother-in-law, Margie Mangum Smith. Visitation for Dr. Dearmon will be at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro, MS, on Sunday, December 19, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Magee Cemetery in Magee, MS.

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Dr. Vivian Lamar Dearmon

Anthony & Kim Martinez Gabbytyler@comcast.net - December 18th, 2010
Mary Beth we are here for you in anyway we can support! We love you and your mother and are praying for you always!

Deeanna Hardee Moseley hardeedl@yahoo.com - December 18th, 2010
I just want you to know that I will be praying for both of you. Dr. Dearmon was a gentle and sweet man. I love you both.

Al Smith alsmitha@hotmail.com - December 18th, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about the death of Dr. Dearmon. Each of you have ment so much to me. Dr. Dearmon was a compassionet man for his work. Mary Beth,it was a honor to be your high school principal. Sorry that we will not be able to see you during visiation due to being out of town. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We love you. Mr Al

Hubert and Patsy Kendrick hubertkendrick@bellsouth.net - December 18th, 2010
We are so very sorry about your loss. Mary Beth, when you celebrate your birthday in a few days, just know how comforted your dad was in knowing that he left a special angel to care for and comfort your mom. You all can be assured that you will be together in Heaven. We hope that you are aware of how much we love and respect you, your mom, and dad. God bless and keep you during this time and the time to follow.

Leah Parson miss_parson@yahoo.com - December 19th, 2010
Our deepest condolences to you. He will be miss. Thanks for all you have done.

Mary Palmer and Glen Dickerson mp_dickerson@yahoo.com - December 19th, 2010
Just want you to know you have our deepest sympathy. Sorry we were unable to attend visitation but know our thoughts and prayers are with you.4TRW

Mary Palmer and Glen Dickerson mp_dickerson@yahoo.com - December 19th, 2010
Just want you to know you have our deepest sympathy. Sorry we were unable to attend visitation but know our thoughts and prayers are with you.4TRW

Lisa Cooley and Brandy Mccary lacooley03@yahoo.com - December 20th, 2010
Mary Beth and Mrs. Dearman, So sorry to hear about your loss. We will be praying for you.

Yvonne Mixon ymixon@ua.edu - December 20th, 2010
Mrs. Dearmon and Mary Beth, My condolences on the death of Mr. Dearmon. I just found out this morning 12/20. You all meant and still mean a lot to me. I have wonderful memories of you all in the Libraries and I pray that the Lord comfort you both. Take care of each other. Always, Yvonne Mixon


Sara Landrum sara.landrum@yahoo.com - December 21st, 2010
May I extend my condolences to you, the family. I was a student at Clara when Dr. Dearmon was guidance counselor and our daughter Melody was a student when he was principal at Clara. We hold the entire family in high regard. May God be with you and give you comfort.

Sharon Hayes sunantigonefish@yahoo.com - December 26th, 2010
You are in our prayers. Co-worker, Ssharon and schollmate Cathy Hayes =Witherspoon and Crystal Hayes-Graves.

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