Walter L. Dixon
BLACKSHEAR — Walter Lucious Dixon, 84, of Blackshear, passed away early Friday morning (Oct. 16, 2015) at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Born in Offerman, March 29, 1931, he lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for several years before moving back to Pierce County in 1963.
He was a 1949 graduate of Patterson High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner/operator of Dixon New Holland-Ford Tractor and was a former director of the Southern Farm Equipment Dealer Association. Over the years, he received numerous achievements and awards throughout his career in the tractor business.
He was a former president of the Lakeview Golf Club and was a former director of the Okefenokee Country Club. He was the first recipient of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award and served on the Pierce County Board of Education for 14 years. He was a founding member of the Blackshear Exchange Club and was a member of the Supper Club.
An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he was a former member of the Mershon Hunting Club along with other hunting clubs in the area. He also enjoyed fishing which during his recent illness became obvious to his family that his memories of fishing were still being thought of.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blackshear — and he enjoyed going to church and being with his church family. He was also a member of the Enriched Sunday School class.
He dearly loved his family and enjoyed all the family get-togethers he shared with them. He was a hard-working man, always kind to everyone, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was a son of the late Dan Daniel and Sally Rentha Chancey Dixon. He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Gladys Dixon, Clara Prescott, Belle Strickland, Josie Missouri Dixon and Vera Dixon, and nine brothers, John Riley Dixon, Oden Dixon, Lewis Dixon, R.L. Dixon, James Dixon, Earl Dixon, Eugene Dixon, Dennis Dixon and Claude Dixon.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Crosby Dixon, of Blackshear; two sons, Walter L. “Wally” Dixon Jr. (wife, Tina) and Mark Dixon, all of Blackshear; a sister, Betty Dixon, of Blackshear; three brothers, Pat (Jeannie) Dixon and William Dixon, all of Blackshear, and Lester (Dale) Dixon, of Patterson; four grandchildren, Bradi Dixon, Tori White (husband, Tyler), Walter L. “Buck” Dixon III (wife, Skyler), and Haley Dixon; three great-grandsons, Walter L. “Jayce” Dixon IV, Colby Dixon and Kanon White; a sweet little great-granddaughter, Mattie Dixon, who will make her arrival in seven weeks; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Living Water for Roatan, Care of First Baptist Church, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
The family kindly requests officers and board members of PrimeSouth Bank to serve as honorary pallbearers and should meet at the church by 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kayden E. Lewis
Camden A. Torres
Infant Kayden Elijah Lewis passed away Monday (Oct. 12, 2015) at Mayo Health System in Waycross.
Survivors include his parents, Breanna Symone Strickland and Noel Marquise Lewis, of Mershon; his maternal grandparents, Mandy Strickland and Jacob Ramirez, of Mershon; his paternal grandmother, Robyn McKee, of Waycross; his aunts, Alaina Strickland, of Mershon, Ashley Collins, of Blackshear, Tasha Lewis, of Atlanta, and Cheyenne Green, of New York; his uncles, J.J. Mackey, of Patterson, and Vincent Lewis and Marquise Lewis, both of New York; and several cousins and other relatives.
Master Camden Anthony Torres, 2, of Mershon, passed away Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 14, 2015) from injuries he sustained in an accident.
Born in Waycross Jan. 18, 2013, he lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was full of life and enjoyed playing with his trucks and toys.
Survivors are his parents, Carlos and Alaina Strickland Torres, of Mershon; a brother, Carlos Torres Jr., of Mershon; his maternal grandparents, Mandy and Jacob Ramirez, of Mershon, and Jock Mackey, of Blackshear; his paternal grandparents, Amelia and Pablo Torres, of Mershon; his aunts, Breanna Strickland (Noel Lewis), of Mershon, Ashley Collins, of Blackshear, Griselda Torres, Dio Torres, Maria Torres and Yesenia Torres, all of Washington, Araseli Torres, of Patterson, and Daisy Torres, of Mershon; his uncles, J.J. Mackey, of Patterson, Lionel Torres, of Mershon, and Hector Torres, of Mexico; and several cousins and other relatives.
A graveside service for Kayden and Camden will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Foster Cemetery in Offerman.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10 until 11 Monday morning.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy S. Cawthon
Dorothy Smith Cawthon, 82, died Friday morning (Oct. 16, 2015) at Shands in Gainesville, Fla.
She was daughter of the late Cleve and Hattie Mae Dixon Smith. She was a 1946 graduate of Wacona High School.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
The funeral will be in Melrose, Fla.

Vera Leggett Burson
Vera Leggett Burson was called home Thursday (Oct. 15, 2015).
She was born in Waycross July 25, 1953 to the late Katherine Hill Leggett and William Leggett. She was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Waycross.
She leaves to mourn and cherish her loving memory, her son, Algernon J. Leggett, of Waycross; her daughter, Felecia M. Leggett, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Anthony J. Leggett, of Waycross, and Charles (Phyllis) Leggett, of Columbus; one sister, Helen (Sand) Harris, of Rochester, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Michelle K. Cobb; and grandson, Justin Leggett; four nieces, Latasha Leggett, Sherri Leggett (Royce) Cleary, Crystal (Dedric) Wright and Tiona White; one nephew, Anthony Leggett Jr.
The funeral will be held Saturday (Oct. 24) at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m.
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home.