The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

July 26, 2013



GOLDSBORO — GOLDSBORO — Mary Elizabeth Dixon, 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Mary was born in Edgecombe County on April 24, 1937 to the late Sam and Mary Ruth Summerlin.  She retired from the Exchange Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Mary was a longtime active member of Adamsville Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 39 years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at

Adamsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Smeltzer officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jim Dixon; daughters, Sandra Sanderson and husband, Rick, of Tarboro and Donna Gupton and husband, Terry, of Power Springs, Ga.; son, James Dixon of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Eric Sanderson, Shelley

Nelson and husband John, Stuart Sanderson, Garrett Gupton and wife Allison, and Olivia Gupton; great-grandson, Cash Nelson; sister, Alice Hale; and sisters-in-law, Edna Blowe, Barbara Collins, and Gracie Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C. 27534 or to Cures for the Colors, 103 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, N.C. 27534.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Seymour

Funeral Home, Goldsboro, and other times at the home.

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