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Geroge Burnis Dixon

April 30, 1917 — July 30, 2011

Geroge Burnis Dixon

George Burnis Dixon, age 94 lifelong resident of Omaha, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. Burnis as most knew him was born outside of Omaha on the farm April 30, 1917 to the late Alf and Zetta (Jones) Dixon. On October 8, 1941 he married the love of his life, Madalene (Spence) and they spent 62 years together before she preceded him in death in 2003. Burnis farmed most all of his life and also worked for the State of Illinois Highway Dept before retiring. He was a faithful member of the Omaha General Baptist Church his whole life. Burnis was a good Christian man, who loved to spend his time with his family. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be missed by our area.

Burnis is survived by 3 sons, Don (Pam) Dixon of Norris City, Dennis (Maggie) Dixon of Olney, IL, and Richard (Rosie) Dixon of Evansville, IN along with 7 Grandchildren, Shelly, Eric, Kara, Meredith, Connor, Kourtney and Garrett and 5 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 5 Brothers, James, Pat, Carl, Frances and Cayless, 1 sister, Marjorie Bates and a daughter in law, Robin.

Funeral Service for Burnis will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Omaha General Baptist Church in Omaha with Rev. Blaine Felty officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 11:00AM to 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the church in his memory.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway are entrusted with the arrangements and you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com



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