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Barney Dixon

Thursday, May 27, 2004

ESSEX - Elder Barney Dixon, 60, died May 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born Sept. 2, 1943, in Jacksonville, Fla., son of the late Shorty and Lily Dixon, he was minister of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Circle City. Founder of Haiti Missions for Apostolic Church International, Dixon had served as a missionary in Honduras and Tonga and was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an ordained minister and had served churches in Eastman, Ga., Clellum, Wash., and for the Queets (Wash.) Indian Reservation. Dixon also owned, Express Courier Service, which services banks in Dexter, Sikeston, Caruthersville and Portageville.

On March 27, 1970, at Cross City, Fla., he married Virgie Dixon who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son, Richard Dixon of Dexter; two brothers, Billy Dixon of Dale, Ind., and Joseph Dixon of Pensacola, Fla.; and two sisters, Margaret Hutchings of Moberly and Aquilla Britt of Columbia.

Two sons, Norman Shaw and Carlton Dixon, preceded him in death.

Visitation is from noon Saturday until service time at 2 p.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Elders Charles Levitt, Paul Perkins and Marvin Tanner will officiate.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oakland Cemetery in Moberly.