Alexa Dillard, Widow of Dillard's Founder, Dies by Jan Cottingham Posted 2/20/2013 03:30 pm Updated 5 years ago Alexa Latimer Dillard, the widow of Dillard's Inc. founder William T. Dillard and mother of top leaders in the retail chain, has died. She was 96. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.