Mary Margaret Smith-Dixon-Flanagan
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age 96 of Scio was called home to be with her Lord Jan. 15, 2013 at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat surrounded by her two special nieces, Rosemary Steele and Pat Campitelli, as well as Michelle from Hospice. She was born March 24, 1916 to Benjamin Harry Thompson and Mary Margaret Hulligen Smith in Steubenville, Ohio. Mary worked for the former Surety Rubber Company of Carrollton in the sewing department. She married Mervin Jacob Dixon on Sept. 16, 1936, deceased 1969. She then married Roy Pete Flanagan on Nov. 13, 1972, deceased 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Mervin (Jean) Dixon, Jr. of Coshocton and Larry "Doc" (Lynn) Dixon of Concord, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Jane Dixon of Carrollton; a stepdaughter, Virginia Clark of Dellroy; and a very special brother, George "Bud" Smith of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Deborah (Doug) Bowling, Danita Dixon, Douglas (Shelley) Dixon, Jamie (Angela) Dixon, Charity (Jason) Francis; and grandson, Chad Dixon, deceased Feb. 9, 2012; seven great-grandchildren, Tiffany Hurst, Vanessa Moore, Broc and Dustin Grigsby, Ethan and Rylee Francis and Gianna Dixon; seven-great-great-grandchildren include Cassandra, Gavin and Ethan Hurst, Nathan and Josh Moore, Ian and Mylo May; and many loving family members; and special neighbors. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Bob and Lindey Smith; two sisters, Martha Brooks and Dorothy Lutton. The family wishes to thank all of the special friends, caretakers of Carroll Golden Age Retreat; and to great-nieces, Melissa Wheeler.
Calling hours for Mary will be Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with James Scalf, Ph.D of Hospice officiating. Mary "Muggs" will always be remembered for her ever so sweet personality, her love for hot tea and chocolate milk, her flower garden, and of course her everlasting love for her family and friends.
Allmon Dugger Cotton, 330-627-2121
Published in The Times Reporter on Jan. 17, 2013