Jeanne Dixon Papy - SAVANNAH - Jeanne Dixon Papy, widow of the late Hugh R. Papy, died at Spanish Oaks Retreat on Monday, December 31, 2012. Mrs. Papy was born in Savannah on October 8, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Woodhull Dixon, Jr. of Savannah and was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Papy graduated from the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and attended both Connecticut College and the University of Georgia. She was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. She became a licensed real estate broker in 1970 and retained that credential to the present. She also entered into ongoing studies of photography, beginning at the Maine School of Photography and followed by several workshops and master classes with eminent photographers in the United States, France and Japan. Her photography has appeared in numerous publications in this country and as far away as Singapore. Her work illustrates As Grain Once Scattered, the history of Christ Church, Savannah; Pilgrims Through The Years, for Savannah's First Baptist Church, and America's Historic Places for Readers Digest Publications. She donated images of Civil Rights leader W.W. Law to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, and a large important collection of unpublished images to the Georgia Historical Society. Mrs. Papy's diverse interests included travel, high fashion, gardening and cooking. She studied the latter at Lo Scaldavivande in Rome, Italy. Mrs. Papy was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, a lifelong member of the Hugeunot Society of South Carolina, the Telfair Museum of Art, the Georgia Historical Society, and was an honorary member of the Oglethorpe Club, the Chatham Club, and the Savannah Golf Club. She was presented by the Cotillion Club in Savannah in 1947. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Church, Savannah and is a communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Mrs. Papy was predeceased by her husband and their son, Jimmy Papy. She is survived by two sons, Hugh R. Papy, Jr. and Richard Papy both of Savannah; sister, Betty Gilbert of Savannah; sister-in-law, Janet Dixon of Savannah; grandchildren, Joanna Papy Brooks (Trey) of Savannah; Courtnay Papy of Brooklyn, NY; Callen Papy of Savannah; great grandchildren, James Howard Brooks, IV and Hunter Brynlee Brooks both of Savannah. Memorial Visitation: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2013 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Graveside Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Bonaventure Cemetery conducted by The Reverend Richard Nelson. Remembrances may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News January 2, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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