The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search

Mecklenburg supes give thumbs down to design, cost for school complex

The $113 mil price tag for a ‘basic’ design of Mecklenburg's proposed school complex for grades 6-12 is too much, supervisors say; school trustees says extra expense comes with U.S.…


Ricky Allgood, a concert and marching band institution in Virginia, looks ahead to retirement

Storytelling over war whoops

Pow wow’s first-ever femaie emcee brings new sensibility to Southern Virginia Indian Festival


Wenzel wins district tennis singles title





Catherine Barksdale Dixon / January 04, 2018

Catherine Barksdale Dixon died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at the age of 80. Born in Pittsylvania County on Aug. 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Narvel Barksdale and the late Susie Net Walker Barksdale and was married to the late Claborne Barksdale “C.B.” Dixon.

Catherine loved her Shepherd Street friends, gardening, her flowers, shopping with her children and family gatherings. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and loved her church family.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy McConnel and husband Lee of Chester, Kathy Talley and husband Walter of Buffalo Junction, Vickie Carroll and husband Mike of Goochland; son, Randy Dixon and wife Rene of South Boston; grandchildren, Christie McConnel, C.J. McConnel, Craig McConnel, Heather Cox and husband Josh, Ryan Dixon, Ricky Boyd and wife Samantha, Michael Carroll and wife Emma, Kevin Carroll; great grandchildren, Caroline Boyd, Olivia McConnel, Paisley McConnell and Celeste McConnel; and sister, Alease Waller.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Alice Spence; brothers, Charles Randolph Barksdale and William Lee Barksdale and grandchild, Nathan Lee Talley.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

Sports Coverage

See complete sports coverage for Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.