2017-10-04 / Obituaries

Johnny Dixon


Johnny Dixon, 72, of 28 Garden Drive, Blakely, Ga., died unexpectedly in the emergency room of Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, Ga., Monday afternoon October 2, 2017.

Mr. Dixon was born in Cairo, Ga., Dec. 15, 1944, to the late John Benjamin Franklin Dixon and Mary Causseaux Dixon. He was owner/operator of Dixon Plumbing and Electric Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blakely, a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and he received an AA degree from Southern Tech in Marietta, Ga.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa D. Adkison.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Jarrett Dixon of Blakely; two daughters, Jennifer D. Griffin and husband Joey of Blakely, and Hayley D. Jarvis and husband Jimbo of Moultrie, Ga.; three sisters; Pat D. Calhoun of Dothan, Ala., Marlies D. Brown of Blakely and Vickie D. Blanchard and husband Hugh of Wicksburg, Ala.; and five grandchildren, Hannah Houston of Atlanta, Ga., Alexa and Gunner Griffin of Blakely, John Reid and Holland Jarvis of Moultrie, Ga.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Blakely, with Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. Burial will follow at the Blakely Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ralph Fudge, Harriss Brown, Sonny MeGahee, Ben Adkison, Jarrold Whitaker and Matt Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Nix, Adam McFather, Steve Anderson, Ronnie Hand, Lee Hand, Paul Chandler, Steve Traugh and Jay Hawkins.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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