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Former Blackey resident dies

William Van ‘Dook’ Dixon, 84, died October 12.

A son of the late Joe and Florida Dixon, he was born in Blackey and attended Stuart Robinson High School.

He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving for 20 years, and then was a letter carrier for 20 years before retiring.

Surviving are his wife, Maria Porto Dixon; a son, Bill; two daughters, Yvonne and Diana; a brother Lawrence; a sister, Florence; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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