Larry Dickens, 58, of Morganton, NC passed away on Monday, November 12, 2007 at Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. Mr. Dickens was born on September 7, 1949 in Alabama and had lived in Morganton for the past 33 years. He was a graduate of N. C. State University. Larry worked for Drexel Heritage for many years and then worked for Ferguson Copeland, Ltd. He was preceded in death by his father, Randolph Dickens and a brother, Bob Dickens.

Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years, Susan Marler Dickens; a daughter, Jessica Watkins and husband, Paul of Hickory, NC; a son, Nathaniel Dickens of Raleigh; mother, Lazelle Williams Dickens of Raleigh; brother, Michael Dickens and wife, Denise of Washington, DC; granddaughter, Morgan Watkins; and several nieces and nephews.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2007 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton. The family will receive friends following the service.In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Freedom High School Marching Band, 511 Independence Blvd., Morganton, NC 28655 or to N. C. State University Alumni Association, 2450 Alumni Dr., Campus Box 7503, Raleigh, NC 27695-7503. Harwood Home for Funerals, Black Mountain, NC and Sossoman Funeral Home are assisting the family.

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