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Memory Eternal, Tatyana Rukhlina-Dyess

Tatyana Anatolyevna Rukhlina-Dyess, 51, died February 17, 2018 at UMMC following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Tatyana was born April 18, 1966 in Volgograd, Russia. As an only child, she grew up very close to her cousins. Tatyana was educated in Russia, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Linguistics. She moved to the United States and Mississippi in 1997 to pursue additional education, earning a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Jackson State University. Tatyana held several positions in financial services and worked as an Interpreter-Translator. Her last employment was with Jackson State University writing grants.

She married Van Dyess of Star in 2009. She attended Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church in Clinton and for the past three years, St. Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church in Madison.

She is preceded in death by her father, Anatoly Ruhlina. Survivors include her mother, Zinaida Ruhlina, of Volgograd, Russia; husband, Van Dyess; cousins: Aleksandr Kuznetsov and Petr Lysenko, of Russia; and childhood friend, Irina Pronina, of Russia. She had many special friends while living and working in the Jackson area. She also leaves behind her dear cat, Murka, already adopted by her friend, Fiona.

Tatyana would be pleased to have memorials made to St. Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2084, Madison, MS 39130 or to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 414 E. College St., Clinton, MS 39056

May her memory be eternal.

Memory Eternal, Caroline Halley

Caroline L Halley was born December 21, 1927 in her family’s home in Brooklyn, NY
and died February 19, 2018 in the company of friends and family.

She was an excellent cook and held a firm belief that all of life’s problems were best
addressed with food. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Orthodox Church of
Jackson, MS before she moved to Atlanta for the past five years. She thought Brooklyn
was the best but was happiest in the South. She enjoyed sports but never learned any
rules of the games. She was the life of the party and never met anyone who couldn’t
use her advice. Frank Sinatra was the love of her life. She was a fine dancer, a poor
singer and a master of arts and crafts.

She is survived by her daughter Anna Griffin and her husband Rick of Jackson, MS and
her son Robert Halley and his wife Jeanne-Marie of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by
four grandchildren: Zachary Freundt and his wife Brianne, Emma Freundt, Zoe Freundt
and Cassie Freundt.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Elias Orthodox
Church, 2045 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307. Funeral will follow
at 11:00 am. Burial at Floral Hills Cemetary.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Little Lighthouse, 620 Briarwood Drive,
Jackson, MS 39211, http://www.llhms.org/ or the charity of your choice.