The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 14, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Maggie Ann Kessler Birt

OAK HILL — Maggie Ann Kessler Birt, 49, of Oak Hill, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at home.

Arrangements are incomplete.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Birt family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Judy Lee Dixon

SCOTT DEPOT — Judy Lee Dixon, 67 of Scott Depot, formerly of Crickmer, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Born October 2, 1945, in Crickmer, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Tincher Pate.

For some moments in life there are just no words. On August 10, 2013 our loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother was called to heaven. One of the most important things in Judy’s life was her family. She loved and cared for her family above everything else, they were her world.  Judy touched all that knew her with her beautiful smile and heart of gold. Anyone that was blessed enough to have spent time with her quickly felt her contagious laughter.  She was generous, caring, thoughtful, and always wanted to make sure her loved ones were taken care of. She enjoyed her loved ones near and they loved being with her even more.

In addition to her family and friends, Judy loved all of God’s creatures. There was definitely a special place in her heart for cats and dogs. As she walked through The Pearly Gates of Heaven, it is certain that her “special angel” Shadow was there to greet her.   She loved Shadow so dearly, and it is a comfort to know that they are now together once again.

Apart from enjoying her family and pets, Judy liked to spend many of her Saturday evenings with her friends at the Culloden Opry House. She enjoyed clogging and listening to blue grass music. She truly had a love for life, she was loved by all that knew her and many felt privileged to call her friend.

Although she will be greatly missed, and her leaving has left emptiness in our hearts, we have God’s promise that we will be together again.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Clarence Lee Dixon; son, Clarence Lee Dixon II (Amie Harper), grandchildren Chance Dixon and Maranda Dawn Heatherdale, brother, Charlie Pate (Karen), many loving friends, nieces and nephews, and her companions “Sissy” and “Cesar”, who will all miss her dearly.

 On Saturday August 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. we will celebrate the life of Judy Dixon at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane with Pastor Mike Tincher officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, 16155 Midland Trail, Clintonville, WV.

Friends may call Friday, August 16, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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