DOLLIE DAVIDSON DICKEN, 89, of Paris, passed from this life on Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Friday March 8, 2013 at the Southside Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary Reed and Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery. Dollie's body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at Starrett Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
Dollie was born July 6, 1923 in the Glory community of Lamar County, a daughter of James Henry and Hattie Adams Davidson. She was a graduate of Glory schools, and of the school of nursing at the Sanitarium of Paris, and was a professional caregiver in Paris hospitals until she began employment with Dr. Charles McMillan, until her retirement. Not one to stay idle, she then entered employment as a greeter at Walmart, and as a caregiver for the elderly until her final retirement at her family's insistence and her personal dismay. She was a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church, and a Past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star.
Dollie married Delbert Euell Dicken on December 6, 1944 in Lamar County. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1999.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Marie Watson, Irene Barnes, Ruby Bills, Willie Mae Roper, and Robbie Reed.
She is survived by a son, James W. Dicken and wife Frances, of Wichita Falls; a granddaughter, Shawntel Golden and husband Adam, of Paris; two grandsons, Michael Dicken and Ronald Dicken; two great-grandchildren, Garrett Golden and Chesney Golden; a brother-in-law, Casey Roper, of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Adam Golden, Garrett Golden, Rick Browning, Roy Beard, Keith Watson and David Watson
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 790 Jefferson Road, Paris, TX 75460, or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219,
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to her caregivers, Myra Kinard, Helen Rayburn, Ludy Sessums, the fifth floor staff of Paris Regional Medical Center, Dr. Thomas Troutt, and the entire staff of Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.