Betty Jean Dykes, age 79, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Harbor View Healthcare in Jesup under the care of South Georgia Hospice.
Mrs. Dykes was born February 25, 1941 in Appling County to the late John Vernon Mann and the late Willie Mae Peacock Mann. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the Encourager's Sunday School Class. Mrs. Dykes was a teacher and principal at Glennville Christian Academy and Appling Christian Academy. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Vernon Mann, Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Troy Dykes of Surrency; two daughters & sons in law, Fran & Don Foster of Surrency and Anita & Ed Brewer of Jesup; a son, Allen Dykes of Surrency; sisters & a brother in law, Glenda Ruhnau, Ruth Dawson and Von & Charles Spell all of Surrency; brother & sister in law, Jerry & Charlotte Mann of Surrency. Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
A private graveside service will be held at Omega Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Quinn officiating.
Active Pallbearers will be Ben Foster, Nathan Brewer, Jacob Brewer, Aaron Kicklighter, Solomon Mann & Dwayne Dawson.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Appling Christian Academy 1479 Hatch Parkway South, Baxley, Ga. 31513.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
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