Ruth Dixon

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ruth Cole Dixon was born July 9, 1930 in Peason.
She passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Bossier City.
Mrs. Dixon was a long-time resident of Anacoco. She retired as Chief Deputy of the Vernon Parish Tax Assessor’s Office, Leesville, and
was a member of Holly Grove United Methodist Church in Anacoco for 64 years. Upon relocating to Bossier City, she attended Benton United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Dixon enjoyed her time in the kitchen, the yard, and quilting, but most of
all, being “Nana” to her two grandsons, Kyle and Ryan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dixon will be held at Labby Memorial Funeral Home, Leesville, on Thursday, September 8, at 2:00 p.m. Services will be officiated Rev. Cheryl Nelson of
Benton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Holly Grove United Methodist Cemetery in Anacoco.
She is preceded in death by her parents,
William “Bill” and Euna Cole of Leesville; her husband of 52 years, Kennith Dixon; and infant daughter, Joe Aline Dixon; brothers Charles Cole and James Cole; and sister Marjorie Pollard, all of Leesville.
She is survived by her son
Keith Dixon, of Kingwood, Texas; daughter Katherine Kavanaugh and husband Lee, of Benton; two grandsons, Kyle Kavanaugh and wife Meghan and Ryan Kavanaugh and wife Morgan, all of Ruston; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Kavanaugh and Kendall
Kavanaugh. She is also survived by her sister Ada Lou Haymon and husband Wayne of Leesville; sister-in-law Clell Anderson of Timmonsville, S.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Dan Devaney, Steve Haymon, Kevin Haymon,
Lee Kavanaugh, Kyle Kavanaugh, Ryan Kavanaugh and Kenny Pollard.
The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Brookdale Senior Living, Bossier City, for their care and compassion over the last six years. Appreciation is also
extended to St. Joseph’s Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Benton United Methodist Church, 4615 Palmetto Road, Benton, LA 71006. Those donations will be forwarded to the United Methodist Committee on
Relief to assist flood victims in south Louisiana.