Elmer J. Dixon

MULLENS -- Elmer J. Dixon, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born April 13, 1917, at York Mountain, Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Cynthia Taylor Dixon. Mr. Dixon was a lifelong resident of Mullens, a member of the Amigo Baptist Church, Amigo, was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran with eight years of service and was a coal miner. He was a retired railroad electrician with N&W Railroad with 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys P. Blevins Dixon in 1984; four sisters, Zetta Shook, Stella Francis, Effie Truman and Cora Bibb; and three brothers, Avery, Charlie and Virgil Dixon. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Jean) Dixon O'Neal of Mullens, Shelia Weathersby of Raleigh, N.C., and Mrs. Tim (Judy) McGraw of Pineville; two sons, Gary Dixon and his wife, Carol, of Mullens, and Johnny Dixon and his wife, Marsha, of Orlando, Fla.; five sisters, Lettie Barber and Nadine Miles, both of South Carolina, Mavis McSwain of Georgia, Eloise Thomas of North Carolina and Kathleen Fisher of Virginia; a brother, Richard Dixon of Ripley; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens, with the Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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