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Arlas LaMastus

Arlas Dickson LaMastus, age 70, of Drew, passed away on Tuesday June 14, 2011 at the Indywood Personal Care Home in Cleveland. She was born on March 8, 1941 to Jim Tom and Nellie (McKay) Dickson in Tippo, MS. She attended school in Tippo and graduated from Charleston High School in 1958 before obtaining a BS degree in Art from Delta State University in 1962.  She married Ed LaMastus on July 29, 1962 in Tippo, MS.  Mrs. LaMastus dedicated her life to her family and to her career as a teacher. She generously shared her creativity and love for the arts with her children and countless students in Coahoma, Sunflower and Bolivar counties. She retired from Hayes Cooper in 2006. She was a member of the Drew Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Archie Dickson, Sisters; Alene Jetton, Margaret Wulff, Elaine McCoy and brother Pat Dickson.Visitation for Mrs. LaMastus will be held Wednesday June 15, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday June 16, 2011 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00AM Thursday June 16, 2011 at Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at the Drew Cemetery. The Reverend Steve Wilson and Reverend Macklyn Hubbell will officiate the services.Survivors are; Husband of 48 years, Ed LaMastus of Drew, MS.  Sons, Eddie LaMastus of Bella Vista, AR,  Alan and wife (Chrissy) LaMastus of Cleveland, MS and  Trent and wife (Jennifer) LaMastus of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Casey and husband (Gary) Carr of Franklin, TN.  Sisters, Iris Mitchell of Greenville, MS,  Louise Brown of Booneville, MS, Clovis Cole of Charleston, MS, Jean Torbert of Ridgeland, MS and a Brother, John Dickson of Tippo, MS.  7 grandchildren; Derek LaMastus of Springdale, AR, S. Trent, Jr. and William Tucker LaMastus both of Cleveland, Camille, Lily, Reagan, and Will Carr all of Franklin, TN and a host of nieces and nephews.Pallbearers will be Gary Carr, Mack LaMastus, Bae LaMastus, Bobby Hemphill, Paul Pinson, and Brad Cooper.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Sunny Seniors Alzheimer's Respite Program 107 S. Victoria Cleveland, MS 38732.Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net 

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My prayers are with the family. I pray that God continues to comfort and strengthen you daily. Latona Andre Cornelius DeVante Joshua Andrea

Latona Martin-Burns - June 20, 2011 at 11:04 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sincerest sympathy to Ed and his family. Diann & Reggie Berry

Diann Berry - June 18, 2011 at 02:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you peace and comfort you during this time.

Debbie Turman Ray - June 17, 2011 at 01:18 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Casey and family, I am truly sorry I was not able to be with you today. I have many memories of your mother....and will always remember her as a beautiful, talented artist! Please know I will be praying for you all. Sarah Beth

Sarah Beth Childs - June 17, 2011 at 01:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To the family of Ms. Lamastus: Ms. "L" was my project pass teacher in 4-6th grade at Parks Elementary. She taught me so much and will be missed dearly. My condolences go out to the family.

Michael Robinson - June 16, 2011 at 05:25 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ed,when I met Arlas during our first week at Delta State, I knew that I would have a special friend for life. Although our paths didn't cross as much as either of us wanted, we could pick up where we left off the next time we visited. My love and prayers to you, your children and all your family. We'll talk soon. Love, Eva

Eva Hardy Pack - June 16, 2011 at 03:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Hi, I was one of Mrs. LaMastus's gifted class students from Parks Elementary School years ago. I have fond memories of her and her passion for learning. My condolences to all of her friends and family.

Heather Garfias - June 16, 2011 at 03:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sad for all of you. Dad (Bill Graham) sent sent me the link to your youtube video of "lil red wagon. I saw a picture of Ed and Arlas from the 70's that is exactly how I remember them and the fun times we had visiting their farm. Wonderful memories of wonderful people. Memeories to Cherish! Cathy Collins and Family.

Cathy Collins - Bill and Marti''s daughter - June 16, 2011 at 01:20 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Casey and family, We are so sorry to hear the news about your Mom. We loved having dinner with her awhile back, she was just a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Jason, Tiffany and Luke Doble

The Doble Family - June 16, 2011 at 01:03 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

In sympathy for the loss of your loving partner for 48 years. Willo

Willo Goodwin - June 16, 2011 at 10:28 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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