Obituaries for Sept. 17, 2009

Velma Jessie Wolfe Dixon
Services for Mrs. Dixon will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Grace Place in Hermitage with the Rev. Tim Sharpe officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Dixon, 98, of Hermitage, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009. She was a member of the Grace Place.
She was preceded in death by parents, Doc and Dora Jenkins Wolfe; husband of 68 years, Oplis Dixon; daughter, Dorothy (Don) Bagwell; son, Ben Dixon Sr.; granddaughter, Vicki Miller; great-grandson, Christopher Denney; brothers, Armor and Mack Wolfe; and sisters, Vona, Hazel, Bonnie, Opal and Unie.
Survivors include: grandchildren, Donnie (Shirley) Bagwell of Strak, Fla., Faye (Bob) Hill of Ohio, Cathy Dixon of Nashville and Pam Dixon, Ricky Dixon, Patti (Andy) Whittaker and Ben (Stacy) Dixon Jr., all of Mt. Juliet.; daughter-in-law, Margaret Dixon of Mt. Juliet; great-grandchildren, Shane (Michel) Johnson of Dallas, Texas, Byron Bagwell of Stark, Jason (Michelle) Johnson of Gainesville, Fla. and Logan, Brady and Phoenix Dixon, Annette Whittaker and Presley Newberry, all of Mt. Juliet; and great-great-grandchildren, Callan and Michael Johnson of Gainesville, Fla.
Pallbearers will be Buster Wolfe, Clifton Ricketts, Joe and Randy Morgan, Jason Locke and Reed Overstreet. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne and Charlene Johnson, Billy Bob and Martha Hughey and the Senior Adult Class at The Grace Place.

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