Alcinda Bacon Lyles, 88 a longtime Washington resident who was active in church and social organizations, died Sunday at the Washington Hospital Center after an apparent stroke.
Mrs. Lyles was a native of Washington and was graduated from the old M Street High School in 1910 and the old Miner Normal School in 1912. After teaching school in Lancaster County, Va., for about four years she returned to Washington in 1914 and had lived here ever since.
After returning to Washington, she was a substitute teacher in the D.C. Public Schools for a time, and did volunteer work at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington in the 1940s and 1950s.
Mrs. Lyles had been a member of the St. George's Episcopal Church in Washington for the past 45 years and was a past-president of the Dorcas Guild and was secretary of the Daughters of the King organization at the church.
She had been a member of Naomi Chapter No. 9 of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She had been a matron of the organization in 1928. She was a member of the National Capital Chapter of the American War Mothers.
Mrs. Lyles belonged to the Miriam Household of Ruth, Oddfellows No. 5997 for more than 50 years and had been a District Grand Governeor of the organization at one time.
Her husband of 59 years, Russell B. Lyles, died in 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Antoinette L. Reid of Schenectady, N.Y.; two sons, Chauncey H. of Washington, and Russell B. Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Antoinette B. Taylor of Washington; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.