• "I miss you mom"
  • "Bobby,Debbie and Gary. Just did a google on the old Dixie..."
    - Dale Cogar
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief...."
    - Mary Jo Gaskins
  • "Addie, Only you can know how much I miss you and the fun we..."
    - Glen Waldis
  • "I will miss my cousin and will always love her. Pug"



On Thursday, March 22, 2012 of Alexandria, VA, at the age of 73, Adelaide joined our Father in Heaven. Addie graduated from St. Mary's Academy, in Alexandria, and went on to become a successful entrepreneur who owned and operated many business; the most proud and famous of which was the Alexandria Dixie Pig. People from all across the country have raved about the Dixie Pig, including weatherman Willard Scott. The restaurant was also featured on an episode of CSI. Addie volunteered her time for St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the Franconia Moose Lodge, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mended Hearts, and the VA Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. She also travelled the world, including Israel, Spain, Italy, Mexico, many Caribbean islands, Guam, and Africa. She was a true adventurist having traveled by hot air balloon, antique train, bi-plane, air-glider, gondola, cog train, and even camel. Addie was the beloved wife of the late Robert Arthur Sr. "Sid"; mother of Debbie Daugherty (Jim), Robert Arthur Jr. (Gerry) and Gary Arthur (Cheryl); niece of Catherine Delores Kane; dear friend of Georgia Meadows; also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Comfort Cemetery.

Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2012