Fallen Hero: SGT Dylleen Scott Hester

Tupelo (Guntown)

Funeral Home

Holland Funeral Directors

5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 840-5000


2-4 PM Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo.


4 PM Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on January 7, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SGT Dylleen Scott Hester, age 27, who was an active member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the (Boonville), has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation and service details:

TUPELO – Dyllen Scott Hester, at age 27, died Friday, January 7, 2022, at his residence in the Guntown area.  Dyllen was born in Amory, MS on June 13, 1994 to Terry Hester and Donnyell Butler Hester. He attended school at Nettleton for several years and graduated from Hatley High School in 2012.  Dyllen enjoyed life, lived large and made many friends over his young life.  He was a master at conversation and had a splendid personality that attracted people to him.  Dyllen was a patriotic American, serving in the U. S. Army and the Mississippi National Guard, in the Booneville Unit, at the time of his death.   He was branch manager of People Link in Tupelo.  A Mason, Dyllen had a deeply personal spirituality. He was raised in the Pentecostal faith and became nondenominational as an adult.  He loved his wife, his children, his extended family and his large circle of friends from all walks of life.

A service, with military honors, celebrating his life will be held at 4 PM Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo.  Visitation for the public begins at 2 PM Sunday and continues until service time.  Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving their friends.

Dyllen is survived by his wife, Anna Marie Hester of Tupelo; 3 children, C.J. Hester and Skyler Hester of Hatley and Brantly Hester of Nettleton; his parents, Terry and Donnyell Hester of Hatley; two brothers, Levi Hester (Lindsey) and Reed Hester, all of Hatley; two bonus children, Sadie Waycaster and Bentley Sellars; his grandmothers, Martha Hester of Nettleton and Shirley Butler of Wren; a nephew, Camden Hester.  his in laws, Brandy and Matt Barkley of Booneville and his grandparents in law, Mary and Jerry Lindley of Baldwyn. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Paul Hester and Donnie Butler.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.