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Von Pickens – October 9, 2017

Von Pickens, 74, of Dumas, died Monday, October 9, 2017. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox with Michael McDaniel officiating.  Burial will be at Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.
Von was born on October 3, 1943 in Leon, Ok. to Jim and Dollie Perkins.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed going to the Dumas Senior Citizens and dancing.  She was a people person and enjoyed visiting with her friends.
She married David Pickens on February 2, 1964.
She is survived by her husband, David Pickens; two daughters, Beth Merriam of Dumas and Deborah Gayle Evans of Independence, Missouri; a son, Nathan Pickens of Sunray; three brothers, Gary Perkins, Dary Perkins, and Darol Perkins; and four grandchildren, Miranda, Patrick, Tara, and Siena.


  • D,ann,Leslie, and Gradine Posted October 10, 2017 11:50 am

    Von, was a wonderful lady and gave of her self. She was a good friend and will miss her. Our loss is heavens gain. We will see her again. Our prayers are with David and the family.

  • Hoby Smith Posted October 10, 2017 6:38 pm

    Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the family during their time of mourning.

  • Troy and Jo Ann Gabehart Posted October 10, 2017 9:19 pm

    Nathan ,we want you and your family to know we are thinking of you all at this sad time of the loss of your Mom. Cherish all the precious memories and she will be with always in your heart! <3
    Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy,
    Troy and Jo Ann

  • Paul Hambrick Posted October 11, 2017 12:59 pm

    Thinking of you and your family. I remember your mother well. What an infectious laugh and great smile she had. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers for your family

  • Jean McDaniel Posted October 15, 2017 11:32 am

    I just found out that Von is gone! My heart is broken! She was such a special lady!!! I’m so sorry for the family’s loss!!!!

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