Inez Sumner Dykes
Inez Sumner Dykes, a long time resident of Jacksonville, died on Saturday, May 25th, at the Rowlett Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rowlett, TX. She was 100 years old.

Inez was born on Oct 7th, 1918 in Haughton, Lousiana, graduated from Byrd high school in Shreveport, and attended Meadows Draughon Business College in Shreveport, and later Lon Morris college in Jacksonville.

Inez moved to Jacksonville in 1950, and lived there for more than 60 years. She married James DeLesley Dykes, and raised one daughter, Sandra Lynn, who went on to become a professor of English at the University of New Mexico.

Inez was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, and attended the Alpha-Omega Sunday School there. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and she volunteered for many years with the ETMC Pink Ladies. After her daughter left home, Inez worked at Lon Morris College and Boren-Conner Funeral Home. On election years, she faithfully manned the Jacksonville voting booths, which is how many residents came to know her.

Inez is survived by her grandson, DeLesley Hutchins, several nephews and nieces, and two great-granddaughters, Skye and Islay Hutchins. Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Boren-Conner Funeral Home. A graveside memorial service will be held at Resthaven Cemetary at 11am on Tuesday, July 9th.
Published on May 31, 2019


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Bette Coulter Harris
Jun 01, 2019
My condolences to Inez's family. I only knew her in our later years and so enjoyed her. Always kind and pleasant. We had many fun lunches together.
Susan Smyrl Traylor
May 31, 2019
Inez was the mother of a favorite school friend, Sandra Dykes. I always enjoyed being in her home and also fondly remember when she was a co-leader of our Girl Scout troop. She will be missed and remembered fondly.