Leila McClure Dicks, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at her home of 63 years.
Mrs. Dicks was a prominent civic and volunteer worker for many organizations in Chattanooga. She was retired from TVA after 25 years of service.
She and her husband, “Buddy” were the fourth generation to be members of Centenary Methodist Church. At Centenary she served in positions of teacher, treasurer and president of the Altar Guild, member of the Altar Guild Executive Board and the Worship Committee.
She had been a volunteer with Hospice of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association, the Heart Association and the Siskin Foundation. She chaired the Siskin Foundation Luncheon and Style Show on several occasions and also served as President of the Siskin Auxiliary and was on the board of directors of the Auxiliary. She enjoyed bridge and golf and served as chairman and treasurer of the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club’s Ladies group.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. McClure, her husband, Robert E. Dicks; grandson, Augustus McCravey; sisters, Dr. Kitty McClure and Annie Ruth Tucker; brother, James T. McClure of Dayton, Tn..
She is survived by two children, Dr. Robert E. Dicks III of Athens, Ga., and daughter, Georgia Dicks McCravey of Chattanooga; grandsons, Alec, Claude and Spencer Dicks; granddaughter, Moira McCravey; great-grandchildren, Maggie Dicks, Charlotte Dicks, Tad Dicks and Claude Thomas Dicks.
The funeral will be conducted at First Centenary Methodist Church by Dr.David Harr and Dr. Doug Fairbanks, on Monday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Kate Lyle West Chapel. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church and will be the only visitation. Immediately after the service, burial will follow in the National Cemetery on Holtzclaw Avenue.
For those wishing to do so, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Centenary Methodist Church Altar Guild, the Augustus McCravey Scholorship at McCallie School or the Siskin 365 Club.
Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
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