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Woodrow Dixon

Woodrow Wilson Dixon went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after fighting a very courageous journey for six months. Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home.  Services will be 2pm Friday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial in Hazlehurst Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
He was born July 4, 1917 in Claiborne County.  He was a pipe fitter by trade in New Orleans.  Mr. Dixon moved to Barlow, MS in 1946 along with his wife, Cleo.  He was a successful cattleman, land investor, and farmer.  Mr. Dixon and Cleo, owned and operated the W. W. Dixon General Mercandise Store in Barlow for thirty years.  He was a mason, member of the Cattlemen’s Association, and very active in community activities.
Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Church Dick Dixon and his loving wife of 47 years, Cleo Strong Dixon.
He is survived by his son, Charles W. Dixon, wife Bette of Brookhaven; two daughters, Carolyn Smith, husband Skip, of Hazlehurst, and Darlene Johnston of Dentville, five grandchildren, Todd Smith (Mary) of Starkville; Allison D. Ingram (Jim) of Birmingham; Bradd Smith of Hazlehurst; Clark Dixon of Barlow and Natalie Johnston of Starkville; six great granddaughters, Anna, Madeline, and Ellie Ingram of Birmingham; and Carly, Camille, and Sadie Smith of Starkville.
The family wishes to thank his dear friend and doctor, Fred McDonnell for all his personal attention and devotion over all the years; along with the nursing and therapy staff at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care and love; close friend Bobby Dale as well as Estelle Ashley, caretaker Bebe; and Sis Martin for her uncanny ability to provide Mr. Woodrow with unusual culinary delights-turnip roots, tomatoes, meat and gravy- don’t forget the vinegar!
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of a very giving man, Mr. Woodrow Wilson Dixon or Pappaw.

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