James K. Dickens

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, July 15, 1927
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Aged Citizen Answers Call

J.K, Dickens, One of Oconee County's Oldest Citizens Passes Away June 15 - Funeral Held at Union

On Wednesday morning, June 15, at 12 o'clock at his home in High Shals (sic), James K. Dickens was summed to answer the final call - but when death came he was ready and willing to go.

His health had been failing for two years but only six weeks ago was he confined to his bed.

Mr. Dickens was 78 years of age. A loyal citizen of Oconee county, having lived here all his life and numbered his friends by his acquaintances, was loved and respected by all who knew him, always had a smile and word of encouragement for both old and young.

He was one of the oldest members of Union Christian Church, being a deacon there for quite a number of years, and his life of service and good deeds will live on after his tenements of clay have returned to dust.

Besides his, (sic) he leaves six sons, four daughters and thirty-five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of relatives to mourn his loss. But why should we grieve, he is not dead but sleeping. His death was only relief from his suffering and God who does all things for the best would have us say Thy will be done.

Friday afternoon at four o'clock at Union Church Rev. John H. Wood, a life long friend, conducted the funeral services in the presence of a host of friends andloved (sic) ones. He was laid to rest in the Union cemetery.

We would not call you back to earth
Four we realize it was for the best
You no longer have to suffer
God knew you needed rest

One who loved him.