Mr. Ronald L. Dykes, age 77, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012. Graveside Services will be conducted Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11AM in Ponceanna Cemetery. A Memorial Service and Reception will be held on Thursday Afternoon at 4PM in Blake Memorial Church in Lake Helen, FL. Mr. Dykes was a lifelong resident of Florida until moving to Milledgeville in 1991. He was the son of the late Verlon E. Dykes, Sr. and Lucille Ostean Dykes and was preceded in death by his brother Verlon E. Dykes, Jr. He attended the University of Florida, was a 35 year Veteran of the United States Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander, and was a practicing lawyer for 20 years. Mr. Dykes was a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and First Baptist Church of Milledgeville. He is survived by his wife Millie S. Dykes of Milledgeville; daughters Glynis (Jerry) Coleman of DeLand, FL and Julie (Matthew) Neithercut of Sugar Hill; sister Vivian (Dan) Quigley of Deltona, FL; and grandchildren Shane Coleman, Parker Neithercut and Brady Neithercut. Express online condolences at Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2012