Elder Barney Dixon, son of the late Shorty Dixon and Lily Dixon, was born on Sept. 2, 1943, at Jacksonville, Fla., and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, May 25, 2004, at the age of 60.
Elder Dixon was the minister of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ at Circle City and the founder of Haiti Missions for Apostolic Church International, had done mission work in Honduras and Tonga; was an ordained minister serving churches in Eastman, Ga., Clellum, Wash., and Queets Indian Reservation at Queets, Wash., and Moberly; was the owner of Express Courier Service serving banks in Dexter, Sikeston, Caruthersville, and Portageville; a veteran of the United States Army; and a resident of Essex.
He was united in marriage to Virgie Dixon on March 27, 1970, at Cross City, Fla. Mrs. Dixon survives of the home in Essex.
Besides his wife, survivors include one son, Richard Dixon of Dexter; two brothers, Billy Dixon of Dale, Ind., and Joseph Dixon of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Margaret Hutchings of Moberly and Aquilla Britt of Columbia.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Norman Shaw and Carlton Dixon.
Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will then be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Elder Charles Levitt, Elder Paul Perkins and Elder Marvin Tanner officiating.
Interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in the Oakland Cemetery in Moberly.