Arch Dalrymple III
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Arch Dalrymple, III passed away at the age of 85 of natural causes on Monday, March 15, 2010, at his home in Amory, Mississippi.
His wife of 49 years, Adine Lampton Wallace Dalrymple, formerly of Jackson, preceded him in death.
Mr. Dalrymple was born on December 28, 1924, in Amory, Mississippi to 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 served in the U.S. Army (Engineers Infantry) from 1943 to 1945 as a Second Lieutenant.
He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Amory and was an avid sportsman, conservationist, and arborist. Widely read in history, government, economics, and foreign affairs, he was admired as an amusing and knowledgeable storyteller. He documented his extensive research into genealogical as well as local and regional history in informal writing and extensive correspondence.
Mr. Dalrymple's business interests included farming, timber, cattle, commercial, and residential real estate, oil and gas. As a young man, he was the President and principal partner of Dalrymple Equipment Company, 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, Mississippi. 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 Director of the Mississippi Children's Home Society and on the Board of Trustees of Chatham Hall School for Girls in Virginia.
Mr. Dalrymple was a passionate advocate of education at all levels and was a founding member and a president of the Mississippi School Boards Association and a member of the Mississippi Governor's School Finance Study Group. He served as a member and a president of the Board of Trustees of the Amory Separate School District and as an advisor in the design of the Amory Middle and Elementary schools. 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.
Mr. Dalrymple was inducted as a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization consisting of one descendant of each officer in General George Washington's American Army. Throughout his life he was also a generous and engaged philanthropic donor, most recently under the auspices of The Dalrymple Family Foundation, which he founded. A connoisseur of architecture and landscape design, he traveled extensively in Europe with his wife, "Deanie," and was especially fond of visiting Scotland, where he cultivated many friendships. He leaves behind many devoted friends and family members along with his faithful Labrador retriever, Connie.
Arch Dalrymple III is survived by three daughters, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo of Boulder, Colorado, Mary Dalrymple Cameron of Oxford, Mississippi, and Martha Dowd Dalrymple of Amory, Mississippi, with whom he was a business partner for over 25 years. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Dalrymple Guffy, of Dallas, Texas, as well as three grandchildren, Benjamin Alan Cameron, Adine Wallace Cameron, Emily Dalrymple Cameron, and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Mr. Dalrymple's family home at 902 Second Avenue North from 5:00—7:00 P.M. A graveside service will be held at the Amory Masonic Cemetery on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 209 4th 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.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Mar. 16, 2010.
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April 6, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wesley Goyer
April 6, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Lida Taylor
March 23, 2010
Dear Martha, Jane and Mary,
It's impossible to think about Monteagle without remembering your mother and father, Deanie and Arch. What wonderful memories they have left us! Your Virginia cousins are thinking of you with love.
Mary Taylor Linn
March 22, 2010
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
March 18, 2010
Dear Martha, Jane, and Mary,
I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. When I think about Arch, I think about the many wonderful conversations I had with him on your cottage porch in the Assembly. Arch was an incredibly accomplished man who will be missed.

- Tupper III
Tupper (III) Allen
March 18, 2010
Martha & James

It is difficult to express the loss of a father to a dauther. My prayer is that you are reminded, you are never without a father,as the memories and experience gained during his lifetime are with you for the rest of yours. My condolence to you and your family.
Terry Mann
March 16, 2010
Jane, Mary, and Martha,
I was very saddened by the news about your dad. I always had great respect for him and the way he truly adored his girls. My prayer is that you find comfort and peace now and during the days ahead.
Debbie Morris
March 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. What a wonderful legacy this man has left behind. God comfort you with wonderful blessings of his time spent on this earth and visions of when we all meet again.
In Christ,
Donnie and Mamie (Clark) Kennedy
March 16, 2010
Martha, Jane, and Mary, please know that my heart goes out to you. Losing this generation of wise and kind leadership is sad indeed and you dad was one of the best. I loved talking with him these last few years. He seemed very content...and so proud of all of you. He will be missed.
Kent Ballow
March 16, 2010
What a kind, intelligent and generous man he was. From my parents, Tom and Gleaves James, and all our family, you have our thoughts and prayers.
Mark James
March 16, 2010
My family and I are saddened by Arch's death. He and my brother were VERY good friends. Arch will be missed by all.
My thoughts are with you all during this time particularly.
Norman James
March 15, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Rhonda Williams
March 15, 2010
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home
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