Funeral services for Jenny Lind Sides Dolliver, 96, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 23, 2015 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Allegiance Specialty Hospital, Greenville. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery, Parham Community in Amory, MS under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Jenny Lind was born in Smithville, MS on March 28, 1918. Her early childhood education was in Monroe County, MS and she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Riverside High School in Avon, MS. She earned her BAE at Southeastern State College (now the University of Oklahoma) where she was a member of the a cappella choir and glee club. She earned her MA at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio; post graduate work at the University of Mississippi, Southern University, Delta State University and Boston University.
Her career in education spanned forty-one years teaching in public schools in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. She also taught reading at Washington School in Greenville. In 1983 she retired from Western Line School system as Supervisor of Title 1 Reading and Math programs.
She was a member of Alexander Memorial Baptist Church and served as church pianist for many years. She was a member of many professional organizations, National Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Administrators Association, National Music Association, MEA, and Washington County Teachers Association of which she served as president.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International serving as President of the Lambda chapter, a member of the Longwood Community Culture Club of MFWC and GFWC, serving as local president and historian. She was also a member of the Delta Music Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. Sides, Sr. and Alice Pearl Ray Sides, a sister, Mary Elizabeth Sides, and two brothers, George William Sides, Jr. and James Ernest Sides. She is survived by special friend and companion, Jeanette Tullos, special cousins, Dorothy Ray and Ruth Brown in addition to many cousins and numerous friends.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care provided by Joan Fava and the staff at Magnolia Gardens, Estella Jakewell, Gloria Williams, Denise Jackson and Justice Mason.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Avon United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 127, Avon, MS 38723 or to Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, 525 James Crossing Road, Hollandale, MS 38748 or to your favorite charity.