Carl R. Dykes married Dorothy Pauline Austin, and they had three children. Carl Edwin Dykes (1944-1973) married Sheila Jackson, and their children were Keith and Kelly Dykes. Riaford Lance Dykes married Velma Alelia Sapp , and their one child is Jennifer Dykes. Deborah K. Dykes, a member of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners when this book was published, married John Shuman, and their children are Ellie and Jason Shuman.
Carl R. Dykes was elected state senator in 1959, and mayor of Hinesville in 1975 and 1983. Dorothy Pauline Austin Dykes died in 1984, and Carl R. Dykes, one of the leading realtors in Liberty County, then married Charlyce Poindexter, daughter of Charles C. and Alice Poindexter of Ellijay, Georgia.