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Jim Dickerson

Oct 13th, 1952 - Apr 27th, 2023

Celebration of Life: 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Flora American Legion Post 14 


      Jimmie “Jim” Neal Dickerson, age 70, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday night, April 27, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. 

      He was born October 13, 1952, in Xenia, in the home of Hobart and Opal Rush to Roy and Grace (Adams) Dickerson.  He was united in marriage to Cathy Everman on October 22, 1994, in Clay City and together they have shared 28 wedding anniversaries.

      Jim was a lifelong construction worker, working for 26 years for Jack Wathan Construction before working for the Clay County Housing Authority for 20 years until his retirement in 2017.  He had also worked as a bartender for Walt’s Bar and Grill in Flora.  Jim was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed all sports, often starting betting pools for major sporting events.  He loved attending and betting on horse racing.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed hunting morel mushrooms, fishing, and going to rummage sales and flea markets.  Jim was very well known and had a multitude of friends due to his many years as a member of several civic organizations including the Flora Moose lodge 1384, Flora Elks lodge 1659, Flora American Legion Post 14, and a lifetime member of the Flora VFW Post 3999.  He was of the Christian faith.

      He is survived by his wife: Cathy Dickerson of Flora; 2 children: Nick (Miranda) Ashley of Xenia, Crystal Ashley (Troy Harrison) of Cleveland, MS, and a bonus child, Jerry Powless of Flora; grandchildren: Zane Ashley of Xenia, Taylor Ashley of Clay City, Eli Ashley of Xenia, Cyler Pride of Flora, “lil” Nick Harrison of Flora, Shayley Ashley of Flora, Kori Harrison of Flora, and Miranda Harrison of Flora; great-grandchildren: Kaydence and Dayne Pride; an aunt: Judy Adams of Flora; 2 nephews: Jason Sessions and Jimmy Sessions; and a niece: Shelly Billington.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Judith K. (George) Knackmuhs; a brother: Roy E. “Ed” Dickerson; and a nephew: Brian Sessions.

      A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Flora American Legion Post 14.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Robin & Sharla Todd

May 2nd

Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Remembering many conversations with him through the years.

Ron and Donna Gambrel

May 2nd

Sad to hear of Jim's passing. We enjoyed hearing him talk about the Cardinals and football teams. He will be missed.

Mark E. Henson

May 2nd

I remember Jim as being abit quiet and friendly to everyone. He wanted to be your friend. Jim was a very good man.

Annie Lewis

May 2nd

So sorry for the loss of Jim he was a good man

Cindy Huff

May 2nd

I will always remember Jim. He was one of the first people that I met when I moved here. I am so sorry for your loss Kathy. Prayers.

Willie and Dana Johnson

May 2nd

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing he was always a pleasant fellow and we have lost another classmate Our deepest condolences

Ginny Ashley

May 2nd

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Jim and Traci stanley

May 2nd

Peggy & Charlie Skaj

May 2nd

So sorry for your loss Cathy. Jim was one of the nicest guys I know and will be missed.

Becky Bonville

May 2nd

My heart breaks for you, Cathy. You guys were always together. Will be praying for you in the coming days. 🙏✝️💖

Tanya Ginder

May 2nd

Cathy so sorry to hear this prayers to you & your family

Tawanna White

May 2nd

Jim was such a kind and friendly person to thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with his wife, Kathy and the rest of his family and friends...(HUGS)

Linda King Martin

May 2nd

My condolences to Jim’s family on your loss. Jim was one of the good guys. His mother was my Dad’s first cousin. So sad to have lost another classmate. Prayers for you. RIP Jim❤️

Melissa and Rick Szudy

May 2nd

Very sorry to hear of Jim passing. Condolences to Cathy, Crystal, Nick, and families.

Stella Vest

May 3rd

So very sorry to hear Jim has passed. He was such a nice friendly person . I will never forget him .

Joe & Pam Harrell

May 2nd

Our sincere condolences for the family and friends. Prayers for the family.

Mark and Kathy Roberson

May 2nd

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Such a kind man and wonderful , funny friend.

Cheryl Fancher

May 2nd

I sat next to Jim in FTHS auditorium for 4 years. He was always so kind to me. In later years his kindness to my mom was way more than his job with housing required. She and I appreciated him helping her and knew the care he gave his own mom.

Ron and Barbara Prather

May 2nd


Gary Henson

May 2nd

So sorry to hear of your loss. I spent many hours with Jimmie and his family during our grade school years.

MaDonna Holloway

May 3rd

Cathy, I’m so sad to hear this and I pray you will find comfort in your memories. Both you and Jim have been a blessing to me over the years.

Carl colclasure

May 3rd

Great guy he will be missed prayers for you all

Jerry and Dottie Nicholson

May 3rd

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing . He was always nice and friendly to us


May 3rd

Cathy., So sorry to hear this. Prayers for u all Nick u or anyone need anything I'm plz let me no.,

Alan Buck

May 3rd

Sympathy is extended to The Family , Friends and Community . It was always good to see Jim & Cathy and talk "Racing". A Good Guy has passed. RIP

Les Higgason

May 3rd

Sure going to miss Jim , R.I.P. my friend .

Walter J. Chaney

May 4th

Thoughts and prayers for his family!

Ken & Melody Fisk

May 5th

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and other friends.

Gloria Frohning

May 5th

So sorry to hear about Jim. Kathy you had a good man.He was a sweetheart.

Dorothy Uebinger

May 6th

I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. We had many chats when both of us were working at the Housing Authority. Jim was always good about sharing his recipes and especially his extra twists about them. I always remember his own concotion of Raisin Cream Pie......which was so good..

Dale Carpenter

October 18th

So sorry for your loss, he was a good man. R.I.P Jim



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Larry Frost
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Phil & Jane Henson
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Chloe Pearce
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Abra and Curt Howe
Dee Lodato
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
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Brad & Jana Mugrage
Barb Williams
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Pravin and Carolyn murbarger
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Gary & Marcie Cook
Jim and Carolyn Taylor
Kevin hudgins
Sheldon & June Smith
Jan Gooch
Randy and Peggy Borcherding
Tina Brown
All 70's Reunion
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Clay Snyder
Doug Briscoe
Norman Philli[ps
Lisa Erbacher
Bob and Brenda Pierson
Mike & Julie Nichols
Cindy and Roger Cook
Bosco and Kathy Gibson
Kathy and Mark
Ron & Barb Prather
Janet Weber
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Diana & Greg Rutland
Holloway family
Tony & Jami Gibbons
Rob and Debbie Pearce
Thomas Pemberton
Cheri Casolari
Ron and Donna Gambrel
Jacki Pickel Sehie
Karen Glassford
Mike and Cindy Tatman
Dale and Cindy Henson
Carl Colclasure
Steve & Diana Sessions
Pam Sessions
Troy&Kim Welty
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
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Donnie and Kathy Hale
Les & Stacy Higgason
Vince and Linda Vandyke
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Frank King
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Tammy (Akes) Haywood
Jimmy Sessions
Marlene Smith
Delberta Bowen
Snuffy & Liz Beard
Jim and Linda (King) Grove
Janet Bricker
Steve and Nancy Mink
Ron and Jeannie Kincaid


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