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Martha Wilson Cooksey Dismukes


MARTHA WILSON COOKSEY DISMUKES Martha Wilson Cooksey Dismukes, 92, widow of Bradley Lee Dismukes, died peacefully on April 30, 2013 with her son by her side. The middle child of three she was born in Lebanon, Tennessee on October 7, 1920 she lived there most of her life, before moving to Vero Beach, Florida in 1974. Mrs. Dismukes graduated from Sullins College and the University of Tennessee, doing graduate work at Middle Tennessee State University, and Western North Carolina State University. She was a librarian at Middle 7 School, Gifford, Florida for ten years. A member of First Presbyterian Church, she was active in many phases of the church programs in both Tennessee and Vero Beach, serving as librarian, deacon, elder, clerk of sessions and served on various committees. She is survived by her son, Bradley Stanton Dismukes of Kenansville, Florida and Wartrace, Tennessee her daughter, Mary Linda Miranda of Sebastian, Florida, three granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. Mrs. Dismukes was preceded in death by her brother, Bascom Cooksey Jr. and sister, Burnita Hudgins. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 in Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach with Dr. Fred Foy Strang, Chaplain, King University,Bristol, Tennessee officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.strunk funeralhome.com. Paid Obituary


Published in the TC Palm on May 3, 2013
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