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Barbara Ann Sullivan (Dixon)

Barbara Ann Sullivan

Barbara Ann Sullivan (Dixon)

1945 - July 30, 2014

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09/21/14 12:28 PM #1    

Charles "Hop" Fuhrmann


July 30, 2014

Barbara Ann Sullivan (Dixon) passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, and was preceded in death by her late and loving mother, Dorothy Huddle Sullivan; and uncle, Thomas Cooper Huddle; and aunt, Fran W. Huddle of Texas. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Gene B. Dixon Jr. of Buckingham County; and three children, Guy B. Dixon and daughter-in-law, Julie Kline Dixon, Arch Huddle Dixon and his fiancee, Charlene Lendes and Erica Vail Dixon. She will be tremendously missed by her three grandchildren, Adelaide, Waller and Henry Dixon, who affectionately called her Ya Ya. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio (1963) and, with honors, from Randolph-Macon Woman's College (1967), where she later served on the Board of Trustees and has a scholarship named in her honor. She was devoted Episcopalian and a vibrant member of many community organizations. She served for many years on the Board of Directors of Theater Virginia and STEPS, Inc. In more recent years, she served on the Board of Amazement Square in Lynchburg and the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville. Barbara enjoyed a lifelong passion for horses and riding and was a devoted member of the Oak Ridge Hunt Club. (She was one of the few women in the Commonwealth who could convince a horse to jump a round bale of hay in the middle of an open field.) Known for that tenacity, her brilliant mind and vivacious personality, she will be deeply missed by many. The family will received friends at her Buckingham home, Chellowe, followed by a graveside service at 6:30 p.m. at Peaceful Valley in Buckingham. Memorial contributions can be made to Amazement Square, 27 9th St., Lynchburg, Va. 24504 or to the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic at P.O. Box 142, Farmville. Puckett Funeral Home is served the family.

10/02/14 11:07 AM #2    

Kay Karcher (Mijangos)

I had so much fun with Barbara in grade school.  Her mom worked.  So after school, we would rearrange her whole house to be a horse run with jumps.  Then we would get at one end of the house, pretending we were horses, and run and jump through it all.  Good thing we didn't fall and kill ourselves!  We did it over and over again, until we were exhausted!  What fun!  Yes, she really loved horses!  Rest in peace!  Your friend, Kay.

10/03/14 09:54 AM #3    

James Noel Higdon

I am saddened to learn of Barbara's death.  Although we have not communicated in many years, I remember very fondly our friendship throughout our HS years.  I can remember being in the "backseat" of her TR3 when she took me home or somewhere after shool one day and then being harassed by other friends who saw me crammed in that non-backseat.  My memories of our friendship and dating then remain with me.  As noted in her obituary, she will be missed by many, including those of us who haven't had a "personal relationshp" with her in a long time.  It is obvious from the obit that is with our Heavenly Father. 


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