MEBANE, N.C. - Mrs. Kathleen Dickey Oakley, 81, of 5620 U.S. 70, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Hospice Home in Burlington, following an extended illness.
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A native of Orange County, she retired from Western Electric with 35 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She delivered Meals on Wheels and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mebane, where she was also a member of the Koinonia Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband, Alvis Oakley, of the home; son, Barry Oakley of High Point, N.C.; daughter, Chandra Oakley Herriman of Gastonia, N.C.; grandchildren, Beneth H. and Seth Smith, Neil and Amy Herriman and Caitlin Herriman; great-grandchildren, Caleigh, Judah and Adah Smith; brothers, Freeman (Anne) Dickey of Clemson, S.C., W.R. "Bill" (Edna) Dickey of Burlington, J.W. (Mary Lou) Dickey of Thomasville, N.C.; sisters, Alice D. (Edward) Moize and Faye D. (Chuck) Burgner, all of Hillsborough, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Sue Watson Dickey.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home in Mebane from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening and at other times at the residence.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Mebane by Dr. Terry Farmer and Dr. Charles Fleshman. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hal Oakley, Randy Phelps, Neil Herriman, Clyde Dickey Jr., Richard Burgner and John Dickey.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or to First Baptist Church of Mebane, 301 South Third Street, Mebane, NC 27302.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice for their care and the compassion shown to Mrs. Oakley during her illness.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneralservice.net
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2013