Dimple Randle Obituary

Dimple Randle

Dimple Conway Randle peacefully left this world on Aug. 29, 2012. Born in Union County on June 16, 1918, she was 94 years old. 

“Memaw” doted on five grandchildren: Bo Hemphill of Starkville; Cory Randle of Big Bear, Calif.; Angie Randle Hemphill of Pittsburgh, Penn.; Kasey Randle Allen of Napa, Calif.; and Jason Randle of Chicago, Ill.

She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Anna Grace, and Mattye Hemphill of West Point; Nathan, Jordan, and Owen Randle of Big Bear, Calif.; and Riley Ann Jenkins of Pittsburgh, Penn.

She is survived by her sister Vance Hitt of Blue Springs and two sister-in-laws, Leatrice Griffin of Coffeeville and Joyce Conway of Blue Springs. Dimple lived a long and productive life. In 1937, she started college at Blue Mountain College. After her sophomore year, she put school on hold to work, marry and raise three children. She went back to school and graduated from Blue Mountain College in 1957 and later obtained a Master’s degree from Mississippi State University. She taught in the Mississippi public schools and colleges of Mississippi for over 35 years. She enjoyed going to reunions at Weir High School, where she taught for 13 years where many students considered her their favorite teacher.

In retirement Dimple took classes in painting, pottery making and upholstery. She enjoyed gardening and raised beautiful flowers and grew and preserved vegetables and fruit. After living in Jackson for thirty years, Dimple relocated to Bay St. Louis. Hurricane Katrina took away her home and all her collected memorabilia, but never her lively spirit. She loved to laugh and taught everyone she touched how to smile.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Enoch Randle; her parents Cliff and Beulah Conway, and a brother, Dub Conway. She leaves three children: Thom Randle of Hilo, Hawaii.; Ann Randle Poche of Ponchatoula, La.; and Bob Randle of Big Bear Lake, Calif.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in the New Albany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or other charity of choice is suggested.

 An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.