Tahlequah Daily Press


April 29, 2014

Mattie Dimple Woods

TAHLEQUAH — Services for Mattie Dimple Woods are 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, at Green Country Funeral Home, with Chaplain Kevin Webster officiating.

Pallbearers are Fred Hobson, Brady Webster, Brandon Hobson, Robbie Edwards, Brian Hobson, Matt Edwards, Steve Young, and J.B. Fine. Honorary pallbearer is Harold Edwards.

Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Mattie Dimple Woods was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Tahlequah, to James Bedford Calico and Ollie (Long) Calico. Dimple was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, April 24, at the age of 96.

She was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County and attended school at Needmore School.

Dimple was a very loving and caring mother who always worked hard to provide for her family. She worked for many years for her brother, cooking at Calico’s Cafe on Tahlequah’s Main Street.

Dimple loved flowers, gardening, working word search puzzles and sitting on her front porch drinking coffee as she counted the cars that passed by, and bird-watching. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, and the Red Hat Society.  She loved socializing and making friends everywhere she went.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; two sisters; one son, Robert (Bob) Briggs; and grandson, Matthew Edwards.

She is survived by three daughters, Velta Edwards and husband Harold of Tahlequah, Jeanne Hobson and husband Fred of El Reno, and Linda Webster of Tahlequah; one son, Leon Briggs and wife Jody of Tahlequah; grandchildren, Pam, Robbie, Brian, Brandon, Kevin, Jennifer, Jolea, Angel, Steve and Stan; great-grandchildren, Amber, Brianna, Christopher, James, Emily, Sydney, Brady, Ian, Holden, Jessica, Brady, Jacob, Hannah, Zoie, Ashlyn, and Emma Kate; great-great-grandchildren, Lyj, Lex, Hudson, and baby Maxon (who is on the way); and numerous friends and relatives.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.

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