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Appalachian Funeral Services
Sunday October 16th, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

Appalachian Funeral Services
Sunday October 16th, 2022
3:00pm

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Graveside Service

Norman Blanton Cemetery
Sunday October 16th, 2022
4:00pm

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Dixie Irene Blanton

On Wednesday morning, October 12, 2022, Dixie Irene Blanton left this earth to meet her Savior and be reunited with beloved family. 

Dixie was born February 5, 1931 to Albert and Eva Mathis Frady. She was preceded in death by her husband Emmitt Blanton, brothers Sydney, Dave, and  Annis  "Buck" Frady,  a daughter Dinah Blanton Mathis, a grandson, Phillip Bodford, a granddaughter, Wendy Bodford, and a brother-in-law, Edward Dyer. 

Surviving are her sister, Betty Frady Dyer;  daughter, Anita Blanton Broom (Mike); grandchildren: Kyle Baldwin (Angie); April Bryson (Steve); Michelle Huston (Mark); Tyson Bodford; Sadie Simerly (Martin).  Also surviving are nine great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Bernice Clark. 

When she wasn't taking care of her grandkids, Dixie could be found cooking--at work at Western Sizzlin for many years, and always in her own kitchen. Some of her family favorites were apple sauce stack cakes, pan-fried chicken, and biscuits (for every meal).  She loved to make a good pound cake - because those would "keep all week until time to make a new one."  She enjoyed growing plants and flowers, watching gospel music on TV, reading her Bible, and praying daily with her friend and roommate, Dot Beck. 

She was Nana, Nanny, Granny, and Mamaw Dixie to the Broom family and many others who loved her. She spent her last four years at Skyland Nursing Center where "Sweet Mrs. Dixie" adopted many staff members as her own. 

Her love will remain in our hearts until we meet again. 

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com. Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.


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Guestbook

My condolences ro the family. Dixie was a wonderful person. She looked after me when I was at WCU and workes at the Sizzln. Still think about her to this day.

Jason Oct 31 2022 2:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dixie Blanton

Johnny and Pauline Maney Oct 24 2022 10:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dixie Blanton

Amy Frady Oct 20 2022 7:42 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

Joe Stephans Oct 18 2022 8:14 AM

A true lady I had the privilege to stay with for 4 years.She loved her family fearlessly.

Judy Maney Oct 16 2022 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dixie Blanton

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A candle was lit in memory of Dixie Blanton

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