Roger Dixson died July 31, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.Mr. Dixson was born Jan. 27, 1958, the second child of the late John H. and Ruth Hardaway Dixson. Educated in Lamar County schools, Mr. Dixson excelled in academics and baseball and attended Fort Valley State College. He worked in the textile industry for many years at the William Carter Company and at International Paper. Roger was a fun-loving dad, brother, nephew, cousin uncle and friend. He loved cooking and family gatherings. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tyron Dixson and Eric Michael Dixson.Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gates Dixson; four children, Latosoma Dixson, Laterrance Dixson, Latravia Dixson and Neveah Dixson; one daughter-in-law, Latricia Dixson; two stepsons, Derrick Everette and Savalas Everette; one brother, Richard (Leslie) Dixson; one nephew, Lavard Dixson; nine grandchildren and a host of other friends and family.Services were held at Towaliga County Line Baptist Church. Rev. Eddie Collier officiated.Bentley and Sons Funeral Home in Barnesville had charge of arrangements.