Wilma J. Taylor, 89-year-old Sharon resident, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 in the First Baptist Church of Sharon with the Rev. Jeff Bradley officiating. Interment will be in the South Persimmon Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Wilma Jane Dickerson was born Dec. 1, 1916 in Flores, Kan. to Charles William and Zelpha Elizabeth (McCarter) Dickerson. Wilma attended several country schools and then attended high school in Hugoton, Kan. Wilma was the school librarian before marrying Guy E. Taylor at Pawnee, Okla. in 1936. To this union four children were born, Guy William, Linda Lou, Sonya Sue, and Trula Jane. They lived around Sharon and the Vici area for over 64 years. Guy preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2001.

She was a member of the South Persimmon Baptist Church. Wilma was saved in a revival at Jennings, Oklahoma and baptized in a running creek near Terrel, Okla. She was a Sunday School teacher for several years. Wilma said, "I’ve been blessed with a wonderful loving family, by my own family and in-laws, don‚t grieve for me, God has called me home".

She is survived by her step-son, Garland Taylor and wife Belva of Taloga; son, Guy W. Taylor and wife Vera of Vici; daughters, Linda Cole and husband Dean of Sharon; Sonya Williams and husband John of Sharon; Trula Stevens and husband Mike of Alva; grandchildren, Justin Taylor and wife Melissa; Bill Taylor and wife Brook; Lorinda Young and husband Greg; Tammy Barnard and husband Don; Dusty Cole and wife Stacia; Chad Williams; Brad Williams and wife Michelle; Alan Williams; Bryan Stevens; Shawn Stevens; 21 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Briscoe of California; special friends, Guy and Jennie Winters; other relatives and many good friends.

Besides her husband, Wilma was preceded in death by one sister Loula Arnold and one brother Charles Dickerson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children with the funeral home as custodian.

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