Mary "Fonda" Graham Dixon

July 28, 1924March 12, 2018

Mary “Fonda” Graham Dixon was born July 28, 1924, in Greene County to the Rev. Troy and Dovie Mae Tullock Graham.

She made her profession in Jesus as a very young child and enjoyed going to church as long as her health permitted. She also was an avid cook and gardener. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years: Edgar “Tommy” Dixon; one daughter, Bobbie “Linda” Southerland and son-in-law, James “Jim Bob” Southerland; grandson, Casey Lynn Southerland; and one sister and brother-in-law: Fredia and Johnny Britton.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Jamie Amanda Southerland, and fiancé, Justin Bishop of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; two special great grandsons, Casey James Southerland and Landen Jay Bishop; cousins: Gladys Tullock, Sammy Tullock, Helen Gaddis, and Martha Arwood; and friends: Jerry and Faye Wills, Judy Jackson, Patsy Gibson, Marie Tweed, Alan and Shane Tweed, Nancy Clever and the late Gerald Clever, and members of Hill Street Church of God.

The family will receive friends 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jack Kirkendall officiating.

Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday in Fairview CP Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rev. Mark Wills, Eric Wills, Aaron Wills, Clyde Payne, Alan Tweed, Ronnie Hoard, Daniel Chandler, John Morehead, and Rev. Ricky Brotherton.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Charles Montgomery and staff, Bill and Carolyn Burgess, Shane Tweed, Carroll Babb, Sammy Tullock, and the Adult Sunday School class of Hill Street Church of God.


  • Jamie Amanda Southerland, Granddaughter
  • Justin Bishop, Jamie's Fiancé
  • Casey James Southerland, Special Grandson
  • Landen Jay Bishop, Special Grandson
  • Gladys Tullock, Cousin
  • Sammy Tullock, Cousin
  • Helen Gaddis, Cousin
  • Martha Arwood, Cousin
  • Jerry and Faye Wills, Friends
  • Judy Jackson, Friend
  • Patsy Gibson, Friend
  • Marie Tweed, Friend
  • Alan and Shane Tweed, Friends
  • Nancy Clever, Friend
  • Members of Hill Street Church of God, Friends
  • Rev. Troy and Dovie Mae Tullock Graham, Parents
  • Edgar "Tommy" Dixon, Husband of 54 years
  • Bobbie "Linda" Southerland, Daughter
  • James "Jim Bob" Southerland, Son-in-law
  • Casey Lynn Southerland, Grandson
  • Fredia and Johnny Britton, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Gerald Clever, Friend

  • Rev. Mark Wills
  • Eric Wills
  • Aaron Wills
  • Clyde Payne
  • Alan Tweed
  • Ronnie Hoard
  • Daniel Chandler
  • John Morehead
  • Rev. Ricky Brotherton
  • Dr. Charles Montgomery and Staff, Honorary
  • Bill and Carolyn Burgess, Honorary
  • Shane Tweed, Honorary
  • Carroll Babb, Honorary
  • SammyTullock, Honorary
  • Adult Sunday School Class of Hill Street Church of God, Honorary


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mary "Fonda" Graham Dixon

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Carol Southerland

March 16, 2018

My brother in law James Southerland was married to Linda , Faye's daughter. Faye and Tommy were family to my husband Leonard (passed 2013) and I. We shared many happy memories with Faye and she was the most caring individual I had ever met. She cared so much for others and put herself last. I thank God Faye and Mark Wills were good friends of hers and saw to helping when needed. The last several years have not been healthy happy years , I pray she is finally at peace and reunited with her love ones.
I will miss talking with Fonda, usually at Christmas, we always felt close and she was almost like a mother, sister, friend to me. I will miss her very much. Carol Southerland