Deward James “Bumble Bee” Dickerson, 68, of the Moak’s Creek community, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.
Services were held Tuesday, June 17 from Moak’s Creek Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
He was born Feb. 18, 1940, in Fernwood to Fredrick William Dickerson and Florence Elizabeth Ritchie Dickerson. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Moak’s Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include: wife, Lorena Cockerham Dickerson; children, Angela and Michael Smith of Jetson, Ky., Freddie Dickerson and Darrel and Tammy Dickerson, all of Moak’s Creek, Denise and Fred Jointer of Wesson and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith of Brookhaven; brother, Denver Daniel and Dean Dickerson, of Pine Grove, La.; grandchildren, Kassi Dickerson, Faith Dickerson, Scott Smith and wife, Lea Ann, Missy Bigner and husband, David, and Cody Smith; and six great-grandchildren, Dalton Bigner, Joshua Bigner, Jacob Bigner, Nick Smith, Jestin Smith and Leslea Smith.