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Obit – Mr. Paul Dickens

Mr. Paul Dickens, age 77, of Aberdeen, Mississippi and a Smith County native, died Friday morning

October 23, 2020 at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Graveside services and interment were conducted on Sunday afternoon October 25th at the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen, Mississippi at 3 p.m. Mr. Pat Birkholtz and Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiated.

Born on the Young Branch in the Dixon Springs Community on May 26, 1943, he was the son of Jackson County native, the late James William Dickens who died September 17, 2011 at the age of 94 and Turkey Creek Community native, the late Gillie Isabell Thomas who died December 9, 2005 at the age of 85.

Mr. Dickens was a 1961 graduate of Smith County High School where he majored in Science and Agriculture.

He was a member of the Future Farmers of America all four years and his senior year was a Chapter Officer, participated in the high school chorus, and junior and senior years played football and lettered his senior year.

The statement made of him his senior year was this: “We cannot all do all things”.

One year later he graduated from the Southern Academy and Clinical Technology School in Nashville and was the Valedictorian of his graduating class.

On August 3, 1963 he was united in marriage to the former Barbara Roberts who preceded him in death.

After his retirement from working in various labs in Doctor’s offices, he enjoyed yard work, was a gifted musician and singer ever since high school, and played in several area bands.

He enjoyed traveling and coming to Carthage to spend time with his special friend, Jeanette Hiett Doggett of the Tanglewood Community.

Surviving is a daughter, Jan Pounders and husband Grady of Becker, Mississippi; three sons, Jay Dickens and wife Jennifer of the Lackey Community, Bill Lemmons and wife Rhea of the Petal Community, Bob Lemmons and wife Susan of Aberdeen, Mississippi; sister, Linda Dickens Lankford and husband Lillard Ray of the Difficult Community; seven grandchildren, Page Mitchell, Rye-Leigh Lemmons, Bobby and Bill Lemmons, Jeremy and Jacob Dickens and Madison Hillhouse; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Dickens family.