Mrs. Dickson was born and raised in Madison, Tennessee to the late Embree and Freddie Corlew Oliphant.
Her family later moved to Huntsville, Alabama and she graduated from Butler High School. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama-Druid City Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Dickson was a registered nurse in Huntsville, Alabama for several years. She and her husband, Gary Dickson moved to Tullahoma, in 1990 and she continued her nursing career in both Tullahoma and Winchester until her retirement. Mrs. Dickson was also an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting throughout her life. She was an avid gardener and loved to plant her flower gardens. Her love for animals also brought her great joy. Mrs. Dickson was a member of Highland Hills Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Gary Dickson who passed away in 2000.
Mrs. Dickson is survived by one daughter, Margo Lamb Kilgore and her husband Covit of Tullahoma; one brother, Steve Oliphant and his wife Glenda of Clanton, Alabama; two sisters, Corinne Rice and her husband, Ken of Mt. Juliet, TN and Nancy Pirtle of Madison, TN.
A Celebratory Reception for Mrs. Dickson will be held on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 from 2:00-5:00pm at the home of her daughter, Margo Kilgore, 1003 Forrest Drive, Tullahoma, TN 37388.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Stepping Stones Pre-School P.O. Box 1554, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or the Tullahoma Animal Shelter 942 Maplewood Avenue, Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.