December 10, 1936 ~ July 18, 2020

Born in: Boston, Georgia
Resided in: Loganville, Georgia

On Saturday, July 18, 2020 Nan Dickey, loving wife, Mother and Grandmother passed away at age 83 in Grayson, Georgia.

Nan was born on December 10, 1936 in Boston, Georgia to Nannie and John P. Smith.

On September 3, 1954 she married Donald W. Dickey Sr. and they raised two children, Donette and Bill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Dickey, parents and three siblings.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Donette and Larry Arcos, Son and Daughter-in-law Bill and Marie Dickey, Brother-in-Law Douglas Dickey and wife Jo, plus several nieces and nephews. 5 Grandchildren: Heather Britt, Lindsay Dickey, Derrick Dickey, Jonathan and Andrea Arcos, and Joseph Arcos.

She is survived also by five Great Grandchildren – Austin Britt (Amber), Dylan Britt, Reaghan Dickey, Jackson Arcos and Finn Arcos. She recently welcomed her first Great, Great Grandchild – Jameson Britt.

Interment to follow at a later date at Georgia National Cemetery where she will be placed with her loving husband.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at

Nan’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the amazing staff of Dogwood Forest of Grayson for the gracious display of love, compassion and care provided Nan. Our family will always cherish the love in this beautiful community.

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  1. CandleImageShe might be gone but never forgotten in our heart. She had a great disposition and was always willing to help others will miss you deeply Love your son-in-law

  2. We will miss Grandma D greatly, but are thankful that she’s with PaPa D in heaven. Her gentle words and kind heart were always present. Don and Nan raised wonderful children that are strong, smart, and filled with love just like themselves. Rest In Peace Grandma D 💕

  3. What a beautiful family! What a legacy they leave behind! Those we love live on within us. May your memories and thoughts bring gladness to your hearts as you remember all of the beautiful times you shared. Know that you have people who love you who look forward to hearing your stories. May God bless you all.
    We send much love to all of you during this difficult time.

  4. Dinette and Larry,
    We are so sorry to hear about the death of your sweet mother. It is so hard to lose a parent and I know how much you are hurting. We will be praying for you and your whole family.
    Linda and Roy Hindman

  5. 1 Thessalonians 4: 13, 14

    Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant* about those who are sleeping in death,+ so that you may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope.+ 14 For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again,+ so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus.+

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