Mrs. Emogene Dixon, of the Tanglewood Community and a longtime homemaker and resident of the Tanglewood Community died at the age of 90 at 2:35 p.m. Thursday afternoon June 8, 2017 at the Woodbury Health Care Center in Woodbury. She was pronounced deceased at 4:13 p.m. at the Stones River St. Thomas Hospital at 4:13 p.m.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon June 11th from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home conducted by her son-in-law, Carthage Church of Christ minister Edward L. Anderson assisted by her two grandsons-in-law, Mark Denning and Dr. Michael Thomas. Burial followed beside her late husband of sixty one years at the Gene Butler Cemetery in Brooks Bend.
The fourth of eight children, of the late Henry Howard Graham who died at the age of 72 on August 16, 1963 and Helen Edith White Graham who died at the age of 72 on June 22, 1972, she was born Emogene Graham in Nashville on September 29, 1926 and was the last surviving child of the eight.
Siblings preceding her in death were Cornelia Graham Burton, Creola Graham Fisher, Wilma Dean Graham Montgomery, Alonzo, John, James and Leo Cleveland Graham.
In Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 13, 1943, she was united in marriage to William Bedford Dixon, a native of the Gladdice Community and himself one of twelve children. Mr. Dixon preceded Mrs. Dixon in death on November 8, 2004 at the age of 83.
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon reared their only daughter in the Bagdad Community and following Mr. Dixon’s death she resided with her daughter and son-in-law and attended the Carthage Church of Christ.
Before retirement Mrs. Dixon was employed at the W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Co. in Carthage and at the Colonial Manufacturing Co. in Gainesboro. Mrs. Dixon was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed quilting quilts.
She and Mr. Dixon were both baptized into Christ by their son-in-law at the Montrose Church of Christ in June of 1981.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Dixon Anderson and husband Edward L.; two granddaughters, Amanda Anderson Denning and husband Mark of Lebanon, Aletha Anderson Thomas and husband Michael of Woodbury; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Joel Denning, Jackson Edward Thomas, Nancy Caroline Chaffin Thomas and Sadie Emogene Thomas.
The Dixon family requests memorials to the Gene Butler Cemetery Mowing Fund.
Sanderson of Carthage