Frieda Blagg

Monday, November 13, 2023

Frieda Belle (Dicken) Blagg, 84, departed this world after a long battle with cancer at her home in Harviell, Missouri.

Frieda was the granddaughter of a Civil War Veteran. She was predeceased by her parents Wiloby Raymond Dicken and Alice Honda “Bellamy” Dicken.

One of 12 children, she was predeceased by brothers, Roy, Clifford, Kenneth, Eldon, and Jimmy Dicken and sisters, Barbara Winters and Delores Dicken. She also cherished the memory of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Blagg. Left to mourn her are her siblings, Maxine Ice (Jimmy), Curtis Dicken (Wanda), Brenda Dees (Paul), and Richard Dicken (Kay).

Married to Georgie David Blagg (deceased) in Hernando, Mississippi in 1955, she raised eight children. Her memory will be cherished by Curtis Blagg, Gary Blagg, Rebecca Stock, Richard Blagg (Lucinda), Patricia Apple, Melissa Holcomb (Jack), and Amanda Payton. The joys of her life were her 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Frieda attended Poplar Bluff and Neelyville High Schools, and graduated from Three Rivers College and Harris Stowe University. She worked a variety of jobs, from picking cotton to factory work, but her real passion was teaching. She loved and inspired many students at Hancock Place, Poplar Bluff, and Sacred Heart Schools.

Although gardening was a necessity for the family, she took great pride in hers and planted hundred of flowers and trees on the property she and Georgie owned. Frieda enjoyed playing piano, singing, scrabble, yard sales, sewing clothing and quilts, and crafting. She loved planning and hosting family reunions, baby showers, and wedding showers.

Her children teased her about being a “pyromaniac” due to her love of burning things, whether bonfires for weenie roasts or for clearing brush. He last stated wish was to go outside and “burn something!”

Her happiest moments in her life were spent in the church. She enjoyed bible study and was a member of the Friendship General Baptist Church. She also enjoyed fellowship with Harviell Pentecostal Church.

Frieda will be missed by so many nieces, nephews, students and dear friends.

The family would like to thank her hospice workers, family caregivers and all who prayed and supported her.

Visitors were received at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Fowler and Sons Funeral Home in Neelyville. The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by her graveside interment at Kinsey Cemetery in Harviell. Pallbearers will be Cindy Wicks, Benjamin Blagg, Alexander Blagg, David Galentine, Robbie Ethridge, and Griffin Bond.

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