Tifton Gazette


June 10, 2013

Jean Barrentine Dixon


Jean Barrentine Dixon, 89, of Alapaha died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Alapaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Gibbs and the Rev. Kenneth Kicklighter of Sycamore officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Tifton. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Trace Stovall, Guy Stovall, Carl Mathis Dixon, Quentin Dixon, Matt Dixon, John Dixon, Joel Dixon, Woody Spurlock, and Dick Spurlock. 

She was born July 23, 1923 in Coffee County to the late Joseph Barrentine and the late Genora Walker. She was a homemaker, and for many years served as bookkeeper for Dixon LP Gas Company and C.M. Dixon Fertilizer Company. She was a charter member of Alapaha Baptist Church where she faithfully served in many capacities. She was a strong supporter and worker of the WMU and served as a trustee of Georgia Baptist Children's home. She also served in many charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society which she was co-chairperson for a number of years. She was the widow of Willis Herbert Jones who died in 1953 and Carl Mathis Dixon who died in 1983. She is also preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Schauffer and Addie McMillan; four brothers, Alton Barrentine, Thomas Barrentine, Eutychus Barrentine, and Woodrow Barrentine; a grandson, Bert Jones, and two sons-in-law, Joy Tully and Paul Crisp.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Tully of Colquitt and Mary Ellen Crisp of Nashville; four sons, Wayne (Michelle) Jones of Nashville, Steve (Rhonda) Dixon of Alapaha, Joe (Marian) Dixon of Alapaha, and Mark Dixon (Charlotte Ward) of Alapaha; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to, Alapaha Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 47 Alapaha, GA 31622 or Hospice of Tiftarea, 101-4 W. 8th Street Tifton, GA 31794.

Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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