James Ollie ''Buddy'' Dickerson

James Ollie ''Buddy'' Dickerson, 85, of Roanoke Rapids passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015. He was the son of the late James Ollie, Sr. and Ada Mae Brame Dickerson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon Carawan Dickerson and his son, Charles Douglas Dickerson.

James was retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 25 years of service and worked for many years at Harding and Grizzard. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He loved woodworking, gardening and working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Griffin Dickerson; his daughters, Susan ''Sue'' Dickerson of Roanoke Rapids, Cheryl D. Woodard and her husband, Gene of Roanoke Rapids; his son, Kenney Dickerson and his wife, Pam of Roanoke Rapids; his stepdaughter, Angela Cook of Enfield; his stepson, Frankie Griffin, Jr. and his wife, Liz of Roanoke Rapids; his sisters, Dorothy Taylor of Norfolk, VA, Elaine Powers, Marie Harrison, both of Virginia Beach, VA, and Pricilla May and her husband, James of Roanoke Rapids; his grandchildren, Joshua Dickerson and his girlfriend, Jess VonVillas, Jami Dickerson, Brandon Woodard and his fiancÚ, Kayla Merrell, Brittany Clements and her husband, Brandon, Cindy Rubenstein and her husband, Ira, Michelle Englar and her husband, Mark, Doug Dickerson, Chelsea Jordan, Aaron Jordan, Heather Griffin, Frankie Griffin, III; his great grandchildren, Cade and Presley Clements, Ethan and Drew Rubenstein, Hayley, Kayla and Abigail Englar.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Randy Martin and Rev. Jeremy Kobernat officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services and other times at the home.

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