James Edwin Dykes

April 6, 1935 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

James Dykes Obituary

Mr. James Edwin Dykes, age 87, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Hazlehurst Court Care.


Mr. Dykes was born on April 06, 1935, in Jeff Davis County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Colquitt Dykes and Evie Hayes Dykes, two sons, James Tracey Dykes and Anthony Ray Dykes, sister, Margaret Herrington, and brothers, Jimmy Lee Dykes and Walter George Dykes.

Mr. Dykes was retired from Hazlehurst Mills, Woody Folsom, and was a member of Northgate Baptist Church.

Mr. Dykes was a hard worker all of his life, quitting school at an early age to help support his family, and he continued that strategy in life. He loved life, had a big heart, and always wanted to help others, in his later years, when he resided in the nursing home, he was the Social Butterfly, he loved everybody and helped anyone he could. He will be sadly missed by all.


Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Dykes Carter (her husband Robert) of Hazlehurst; brothers, Tommy Edward Dykes (his wife Lorraine) of Hazlehurst, Johnny Martin Dykes (his wife JoAnne) of West Green and David Jerry Dykes of Temple; sisters, Lucille Mincey of Hazlehurst and Mary Alice Stone of Hazlehurst; daughter-in-law, Wanda J. Dykes of Hazlehurst; three grandchildren, Anthony Craig Dykes, Brady Mikell, and Britney Setchel; three great-grandchildren, Trace Dykes, Kelsey Carter, and Tommy Mikell, several nieces and nephews also survive.


Visitation and Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 15, 2023, in the Chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home, visitation will begin at 2:00 pm and the funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jinker Horton officiating.

Interment will follow in the Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.


Honorary pallbearers will be Hazlehurst Court Care staff and residents, and Regency Southern Care Hospice.


Active pallbearers will be Richard Dykes, Arlon Dykes, Jerry Dykes, Colby Dykes, Trey Dykes, Charles Dykes, and Skylar Dykes.

The family may be contacted at the Dykes residence, 297 Lumber City Highway, Hazlehurst.

The Dykes Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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