Friday, July 1, 2016

Geneva Dycus bids good-bye to her home in Dycusburg in 2001

Geneva Cooksey Dycus shared some memories of her home in Dycusburg that she had spent 93 years in.  She was born in this home. She had decided that due to some health problems she needed to give up her family home and move to an apartment in Marion.

She had lived in the house almost her entire life.  She moved to teach for several years but otherwise she had lived in the Dycusburg home.  After her husbands' death in 1946, and her daughter moving away in the early 1950s, Dycus had lived alone.

I've lived a wonderful life here.  Dycusburg is the greatest place to me, she said.

Mrs.  Dycus said she wouldn't have a hard time adjusting to life in town, she remembers when Dcusburg was a booming river town.

We had five grocery stores, an ice cream parlor and many other businesses.  

She also remembers when boats would dock in Dycusburg, many of the deckhands would come up to her house.  Hr parents and others would play music and they would dance way into the night.

She has had many positive memories of her home, however, there have been two unfortunate occasions when the home was broken into.  But despite these break-ins, she has never been afraid to live there.  

The home was built in 1857 by Mrs. Dycus' grandparents, Theopolis and Harriet Jacob Cooksey.  Then it became the home of their son and Mrs. Dycus' father, Robert P. Cooksey and family.   

Geneva Cooksey Dycus and husband Mark Dycus was deeded the home in Oct. 1936 by Mr. Cooksey.

Mrs. Geneva Cooksey Dycus, didin't live long after she moved to Marion, only a few months later she died Oct. 16, 2001 and is buried next to her husband in the Dycusburg Cemetery.

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