(1913 – 1980)
Lemoyne Phares was born in Belmont, Alabama, on January 6, 1913. She attended high school in Marion, South Carolina, and received her diploma in 1929.
In 1934, Lemoyne began working as a secretary in Mobile County for the AAA. She held this position for eleven and a half years. During the war years, she also served as County Administrative Officer.
She married Edward L. Dillard in 1946 and soon thereafter joined the Mobile County Extension office staff as secretary. Most of her work was during the tenure of Mr. Charles Brockway, and it was after his death in 1963 that Lemoyne decided to retire from her position. She was recognized by the local newspaper for her many contributions to Mobile County. When evaluated by her District Agent, Mrs. Dillard was rated exceptional in the quality of her work, her versatility, general knowledge, and cooperativeness. What better qualities could one bring to the workplace? All who knew her appreciated her diligence and devotion to her duties.
Mrs. Dillard enjoyed her retirement, finding more time for her family, friends, and church work. She became more active in the functions of the Trinity Episcopal Church and found special joy in organizing the annual church bazaars.
In recognition of her service, the name Lemoyne Dillard is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 170