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Charlie Landrum Dixon

SoVaNow.com / November 11, 2013

Charlie Landrum Dixon of 9467 Greenhill Court, Richmond, died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the age of 90. He was born in Halifax County on June 22, 1923 to the late James John Dixon and the late Frances Landrum Dixon and was married to the late Thelma Crowder Dixon. Mr. Dixon was a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII, a former member of the American Legion, and was self employed as a carpenter.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Dixon McDonald and husband, Alexander Horvath of Richmond; two brothers, Harry O. Dixon and Claborne B. Dixon, both of South Boston; two sisters, Virginia D. Crews and Joyce D. Powell, also both of South Boston, and by a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Dixon, one sister, Mary C. Dixon, and three brothers, Wilson E. Dixon, James C. Dixon, and Gene L. Dixon.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in Clover Cemetery with Rev. Alan M. Epps officiating.

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Harry O. Dixon, 1207 Ash Avenue, South Boston.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials please consider your favorite charity.

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