Dixie Lois (Gibson) Canning, of Covington, died at her home March 6 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born in Atlanta, where she lived her early years, followed by a few years in New York City. After returning to Georgia, she lived for a period of time in Hapeville but lived most of her life in Newton County. Mrs. Canning was an active member of the Covington Service Guild, American Legion Auxiliary and Covington Miniature Garden Club and was very active in the Shrine Auxiliary and a member of five bridge clubs. She was responsible for a horse show, which helped raise money for building the Scout Hut and Little Red School House. While she lived on Jackson Lake, she was a gracious hostess and taught many children to water ski. Mrs. Canning will be fondly remembered as a very charming, beautiful and lovely lady. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Canning and her parents Leslie and Dixie Gibson.
Surviving are cousins Mary Jean Clark of Ringgold, Betty Spates of Newnan and Janet Pulliam of Covington and her beloved dogs Cody and Casey.
Graveside services for Mrs. Canning will be held today, March 12, at 1 P.M. at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Newton County Humane Society, 210 Lower River Road, Covington, 30014, or American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, 30605.
The Covington News
March 12, 2008