Funeral services for Miss Era Elizabeth Dickey, age 91, of Fayetteville will be conducted Thursday October 29, 2015 at 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Miss Dickey passed away Sunday October 25, 2015 at Donalson Care Center.
She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late John Marshall and Sally Ann Waggoner Dickey. Miss Dickey retired from the Lincoln County School System after teaching for 40 years and was a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday October 29, 2015 after 8 AM until time of services at 11 AM.
Memorials may be made to the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Miss Era Elizabeth Dickey.
Ms. Era was a very gentle, soft spoken lady but also very intelligent and caring. My last memory of her was an Easter at Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church and she was singing from a hymnal from Loyd’s Chapel (didn’t even know that my mother and I were going to be there). Bill has been a very caring, loving nephew and always there for her. My heartfelt sympathies to all the family.
Miss Dickey was a wonderful person and teacher. I had her English and homeroom. Janet Gray Class ’68
Sorry to hear of her passing. May God be with her family at this sad time. Prayers & thoughts are with you. God Bless. Mr Willie C & Mrs Willow Deen McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin.
Deepest sympathy to Miss Dickey’s family. Miss Dickey and my dad, Doug Mitchell, graduated high school together and they loved to pick on one another and had lots of good times together. Miss Dickey was also my senior English teacher. I will never forget that class nor Miss Dickey.
Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
She was gracious southern lady with a keen mind and sharp wit. She touched so many people as a teacher.
She was my senior English teacher. I remember 1) the vocabulary records we listened to and were tested on; 2) my first use of “genre” in a book report…a word I learned in comic books…in my review of “The Hobbitt [remember, she taught ENGLISH Lit,},,,,I didn’t like the book) and 3) she gave me a journalism text book for graduation….that was my in those Woodward/Berstein days)
English was the only subject that I was prepared for when I got to college. Thanks to Miss Dickey and few others. She had a wonderful dry wit that I enjoyed.
Miss Dickey made sure I understood English even though I told her I wasn’t too interested. She was stern, but patient. She would NOT take no for an answer. I have remembered how she delicately manipulated me to my benefit all of these years. God bless.
A wonderful person and a wonderful teacher. Class of 1968.
Miss Era was such a life-loving person–something that I learned years after having her for English at Central. When I was in her class I thought she was so intimidating! But I realized later that she really taught me something. I can still visualize those witches around that caldron!! I believe she is enjoying the view in heaven right now.
God Bless Miss Dickey — From a former English student at Boonshill High School
There are few teachers who left as lasting an impression upon me as Miss Dickey. My love of grammar and the spoken word are in no small part because of her.
Lesa McAlister Hodge…CHS Class of ’77