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Katherine Vaughan Dickerson / February 18, 2020

Katherine Vaughan Dickerson, age 95, of Chase City, affectionately known as “Mema,” died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.  She was born in Mecklenburg County Oct. 29, 1924 to the late George and Sadie Vaughan. Katherine was the co-owner and operator of the Dairy Freeze in Wylliesburg, for many years.

She was also a former employee at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Red Oak, and a lifetime member of the Chase City Ladies Auxiliary. She loved and enjoyed cooking and working at the bingo hall. 

Katherine is survived by her daughter, Nancy Jones (Wayne) of Midlothian, grandchildren, Tim Newcomb (Patty), Jed Dickerson (Kellie), Tabitha Searles (Brian), Mandy Woodfin, and Katie Sansbury (Joseph); 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her special caretaker and friend, Debra Richardson. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. “Buster” Dickerson; two sons, Wayne Dickerson and Donnie Dickerson; granddaughter, Karen Holloway; and grandson, Steven Wayne Dickerson. 

A funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Red Oak. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service in the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association,, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff and nurses at the Chase City Heath and Rehab for their kindness and compassionate care. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

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