Freida Mae Dixon, 87, of Smithville, unexpectedly passed from this life Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.

She was born April 5, 1933, in Kennett, Mo., to Roy and Dottie Boyd Fort. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville, Arkansas. Frieda and her first husband, Raymond, owned and operated a dry cleaners in Kennett. She was an avid seamstress, and later worked in a tailor shop. She loved dancing, bowling, music, old movies and Patsy Kline. She and her husband, Dick, owned and operated an auto parts store in Jonesboro and a cattle farm in Smithville.

She is survived by her sister, Juanita Johnson (Earl) of Florida; son, Scotty J. Davis (Carrie) of South Carolina; daughter-in-law, Kathee Davis of Missouri; stepson, Nolan Dixon (Sandy); stepdaughters, June Horne, Annette Carr (Jerry); Diane Pierce (Gaylon) and Traci Cole (Myron); stepdaughter-in-law, Carolyn Dixon; grandchildren, Jeremy Miller (Staci), Cassie Davis, Drew Davis (Carissa), Becky Shapiro (Kenny), and Tyler Davis; dear step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-step-grandchildren; and host of other wonderful family members and friends.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her first husband, Raymond Davis; her husband, W.M. Dixon; daughter, Rebecca F. Miller; son, Daniel R. Davis; stepson Randy Dixon; brothers, James, Billy Joe, and Cletus Fort; and a sister, Phillis Heskett.

Visitation was Monday, July 27, from 10 a.m. until noon at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Funeral followed at noon with Jerry Clements officiating. Interment was in Townsend Cemetery in Smithville.

Monetary donations in Frieda’s name will be accepted in lieu of flowers. An online guestbook is available at www.coxfhwalnut

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