Arch Dalrymple III
March 16, 2010
AMORY — Arch Dalrymple III, 85, died March 15, 2010, at his residence. Graveside service are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Amory Masonic Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday at Mr. Dalrymple’s family home at 902 Second Ave. N. from 5-7 p.m. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dalrymple was born on Dec. 28, 1924, in Amory, to the late Kathleen Wilbanks Dalrymple and Arch Dalrymple Jr. He was a graduate of Amory High School and attended Amherst College and Cornell University before graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in History. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was the president and principal partner of Dalrymple Equipment Co., a distributor of heavy construction machinery in Mississippi and West Tennessee, and he later served for years on the board of directors of Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. He served in Washington, D.C. as a consultant to the U.S. State Department with the 21st Foreign Service Officer Selection Board. He was a director of the Mississippi Economic Council and a director of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, where he also served as a director of the assembly’s Endowment Fund. He served on the board of directors of the Mississippi Children’s Home Society, on the board of trustees of Chatham Hall School for Girls in Virginia, and was an adviser in the design of the Amory Middle and Elementary schools for the Amory Separate School District. He was the first chairman of the Amory City Planning Commission, a member of the advisory board of the University of Mississippi Engineering School, a board member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association and a member of the board of directors and a president of the Mississippi Historical Society. He was especially proud to have served as a trustee of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for 32 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Adine Lampton Wallace Dalrymple. He is survived by his daughters, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, of Boulder, Colo., Mary Dalrymple Cameron, of Oxford, and Martha Dowd Dalrymple, of Amory; sister, Martha Dalrymple Guffy, of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 209 Fourth St., Amory, MS 38821-4320; Amory Food Pantry, 123 S. Main, Amory, MS 38821-4320 or the Adine Lampton Wallace Endowment for Mississippi History Now, Mississippi Historical Society, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571.