The Commerce Journal


September 14, 2012


COMMERCE — Treacile Marion Dickey passed away peacefully Aug. 23, 2012.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at the Brigham Cemetery in Campbell, under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Born March 1, 1929, in Lansing, Mich., she was the sixth child of seven born to Russell and Clarice Williams Dickey.

Treacile was a self-taught oil paint artist and could have sold her work but never did. She did, however, give them to friends and family.

She had a love for cooking, canning, and sewing handed down to her by her mother. She made most all the clothes the family wore from casual to dress to special occasion. Meals were done with love and shared with her family and many family friends. Holiday meals were done to perfection.

Treacile had a spitfire temper but also had a heart of gold and always made amends and she had a smile that could melt anyone’s heart.

She loved jewelry and the more it glittered, the better. Another trait passed on from her mother who was known as “Ms. Gotsrocks.” Treacile had a funny disposition and a way of making those around her laugh.

In her “retirement,” Treacile raised registered goats, Nubians, and Alpines. They were raised for show and won many ribbons and trophies for confirmation and milk production. She became known as “the goat lady” and her goats were much sought after by other “goat people” looking to improve their own herds.

Treacile had been married for many years but never had children. She would always joke saying, “I always wanted kids but never expected them to have four legs.”

She was an avid animal lover and always had dogs, cats, and other animals, both purebreds and those of questionable lineage. They all were loved the same.

Survivors include her sister, Peggie Morgan; brother, Richard Dickey; nieces Patrica Smith, Lee Bruning, Susan (Bunny) Holmes; nephews Patrick Moss, William Morgan, Jack Morgan, Martin Morgan, Guy Morgan, Dennis Dickey, Charles Dickey, Patrick Dickey, and John Lechman; and special cousin Don Abel.  

She also leaves behind dear longtime friends Karen and Wayne Coshow and Kody Wilkes; two of her last rescued dogs, Marley and her constant bedside companion Hanna Rose; numerous grand, and great-grandnieces and nephews and other relatives too numerous to mention but so loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepdad, Joseph Novak, three sisters, infant Ruth Naoma Dickey, Patricia Dickey, and Katherine Lechman, and one nephew, William Dickey.

Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Moss, Martin Morgan, William Morgan, Jack Morgan, Charles Dickey, Wray Smith, and Bryan Smith.

Although her passing is deeply felt by her sister and brother, she loved the Lord and is in His care for eternity which gives them peace. Amen.

Online condolences may be made at and

Text Only
  • Evan Ashcraft

    Evan Matthew Ashcraft, 19, passed away from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle car accident in Honey Grove on June 9, 2014.

    June 16, 2014

  • ‘Bill’ Rainey

    W.M. “Bill” Rainey transitioned on May 23, 2014, at dawn.

    June 10, 2014

  • Norma Johnson

    Norma Jane (Hall) Johnson, 97, passed away May 24, 2014, in Rowlett.

    June 10, 2014

  • John Hanners

    Dr. John Hanners, an educator, author, historian, playwright, actor and horseman, died of cancer May 18, 2014, at his home in Commerce. He was 68.

    May 27, 2014


    Dr. Johnye Cannon Sturcken passed away at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Washington, on April 24, 2014, at the age of 90 after a struggle with congestive heart failure. 

    May 8, 2014


    Jeanette Sibley Welch Norris was born at home in the Scatterbranch Community, between Commerce and Greenville, on April 12, 1927, to Aruna Lee Fielding Sibley and Claude Woodson Sibley. 

    May 8, 2014


    Anthony Dewayne Lewis, 49, died April 30, 2014, in Beaumont.

    May 8, 2014

  • Kevin Moss

    Funeral services for Kevin (Cowley) Moss will be held at First Baptist Church of Commerce on May 2 at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.  

    May 1, 2014

  • Fred Tarpley

    March 13, 2014

  • Janice Currens

    March 13, 2014

Featured Ads


How many games do you think the Lions will win in 2014?

7-9 wins
4-6 wins
1-3 wins
     View Results
Must Read
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide