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Claude Weiss Lyle
February 9, 1932  -  July 28, 2009


Claude Weiss Lyle, 77, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 28, 2009. He was born in Texarkana, Texas on February 9, 1932, a son of the late Charles Boreing Lyle and Ruth Weiss Lyle. He worked in the banking industry at First National Bank of Magnolia and Metropolitan Bank in Little Rock, retiring from Bancorp South in Magnolia. Claude was a United States Army Veteran and Lions Club member. He loved playing golf and was a jazz guitarist for the Stylemasters and The Bank Notes.

In addition to his parents, a son, Steve Alan Lyle, and two brothers, David and Travis Lyle, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Adkins Lyle; three sons, Chuck Lyle of Magnolia, Terry Benefield and wife Dee Ann of Texarkana, Texas, and Wayne Lyle and wife Kristin of Little Rock; one daughter, Vickie Darby and husband Bill of Little Rock; ten grandchildren, Christopher Darby, Lauren Robertson, Alex Benefield, Jessica Tercero, Sam Benefield, Harrison Benefield, Jordan Hardin, Katelyn Lyle, Natalie Lyle and Stephanie Lyle; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2009 at St. James United Methodist Church, where he was a dedicated member. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. at Magnolia Memorial Park in Magnolia.

The family will receive friends at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501)224-8300 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, #1 Children’s Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202; St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72212; or First United Methodist Church, 320 West Main Street, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753.

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