Rev. Charles E. Dixon, 87, of Flintstone, Ga., passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Advanced Rehab of Parkside in Rossville, Ga. He was born in Riceville, a son of late Grady and Bernice Millard Dixon, and preceded in death by his brother, Billy Dixon. Charles was called in the ministry of the United Methodist Church and served diligently for almost 50 years. His appointments included: Cleveland Unity, Etowah Circuit, Ducktown/ Crofts Chapel, South Cleveland, Shallowford Road, St. Paul Circuit, Clintwood, Va., Daisy, Tenn., and Flintstone, Ga. Charles had a passion for preaching and helping the less fortunate. His sermons often touched on a staple attitude that he had: “We all need to take care of each other.” He served the communities that he lived in. Umpiring and coaching youth baseball was something he was very proud to do. He knew the importance of young people in the church and reinforced many of the youth programs in the churches he served. He loved fiercely and will be missed dearly by all. He is survived by his Wife of 66 years and his high school sweetheart, Edna Britt Dixon of Flintstone, Ga.; two beautiful daughters and sons-in-law, Kitty and Kenny Hays of Flintstone, Ga., and Cathy and Tim Paul of Knoxville; four grandchildren and spouses, Tyson and Faerlie Hays, Ashley and Lew Kizer, Will Hays and Kirby Deal; and two great-grandchildren, L.B. and Daisy Kizer. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Paul and the Rev. Lew Kizer officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Lookout, 3130 Ga. 157, Rising Fawn, GA 30738. Condolences may be sent at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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