Former Georgia pastor Wesley “JW” Dykes died Jan. 3 in Sherman, TX. He was 83.
During his ministry Dykes served churches in Troup County as well as across the state line in Valley, AL. Georgia Baptist congregations included Gray Hill, County Line (now Creekside) and Davidson.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Julia; a sister, Mae Stone, of Camden, TN; daughters Denise Allen, of Gautier, MS, and Dianne Matthews, of Sherman, TX; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.