Hopkins County, TX, Obit

Submitted by Gena Forsyth and Brandon Darrow

Cemeteries of Tx: Norm Mayfield


Leslie Delmar Dickens (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, February 3, 1998, pg. 12)

Funeral services for Leslie Delmar "Les" Dickens will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in West Oaks Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Thompson officiating.

Burial will follow in Brashear Cemetery with Terry D. Tate, W.L. "Cole" Burnett, T. Kyle Tate, Rickey L. Patrick, Stephen C. Mooney and Doyle R. Wood serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Dickens died at 7:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 9, 1899, in Grayson County, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Delia Burchett Dickens. He married Ruby Pearl Proctor on June 25, 1925, in Hopkins County. She survives.

Mr. Dickens was a retired farmer, rancher and dairyman. He was a Baptist and had been a resident of Hopkins County since the age of 7.

Other survivors include one daugher, Trudy Tate of Sulphur Springs; two grandchildren, Terry D. Tate of Sulphur Springs and Cindy K. Patrick of Emory; and two great-grandchildren, Cole Burnett of Yantis and T. Kyle Tate of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.