Juanita Marie Dickerson

Funeral services for Juanita Marie Dickerson, 82, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011, at Avondale Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Shuttlesworth officiating. Interment will follow at Newman Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.Dickerson died Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Abilene.She was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Brownwood. She married Thelbert L. Dickerson on Jan. 24, 1945, in Sylvester. Juanita lived in Fisher and Nolan Counties most of her life. She was a member of Avondale Baptist Church of Sweetwater and was a longtime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Western Auto, the Village Market as a cashier and 18 years for the Sweetwater Reporter as a bookkeeper. She and T.L. retired in 1989. Juanita and T.L. were married for 66 years.Survivors include her husband, Thelbert L. Dickerson of Sweetwater; sons, Larry Dickerson and wife Cyndi of Midland and Michael Dickerson of Sweetwater; daughter, Teresa Kratzer and husband Deryl of Hudson, Ohio; brother, Paul McCollum of Sweetwater; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Stella McCollum; two brothers; and two sisters.Pallbearers will be Aubrey Crowley, Montie Williams, James Williams, Mike Corley, Randy Petty and Gary Watson.Honorary pallbearer will be Lowell Williams.