Aubrey Nicholson Dickens

Aubrey Nicholson Dickens, 85, of Lake Gaston, died Monday, August 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Aubrey, a Native of Halifax County, was the son of the late James Raleigh, Sr. and Lucy Ester Warren Dickens. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lula Dickens Loflin, and two brothers, James R. ''J.R.'' Dickens, Jr. and Grady Dickens.

He was a life-long member of Rocky Swamp Primitive Baptist Church having served as a deacon for many years. He was active in many farming organizations. He was a founding member of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Department and a founding trustee of Enfield Academy. Aubrey served his country in the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Foster Dickens; four daughters, Betty Ann Mohorn and her husband, Bentley, of Halifax, Michelle Dickens of Wilmington, Carolyn Wood and her husband, Tom, of Columbus, Ga., and Lisa Bullard and her husband, Bill, of Stanfield, NC; two sons, Nick Dickens and his wife, Margaret, and Jeff Dickens and his wife, Sylvia, all of Littleton; stepson, Matthew Myers and his wife, Vickie, of Jacksonville, Fl.; twelve granddaughters, two great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Alford of Littleton and Peggie Auten and her husband, Dean, of Irmo, SC; three brothers, Winford Dickens and his wife, Rose, of Lake Gaston, Johnny Dickens and his wife, Jean, of Williamston, and Perry Dickens and his wife, Hortense, of Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services with Elder Harold Pittman and Elder Garland Vick officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky Swamp Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

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