A salute to ‘Alapaha kid’ Joe Dixon

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Joe Dixon, a pecan grower, owner of Dixon Seed & Chemical, member of Alapaha United Methodist Church as well as the Alapaha Station Celebration committee, and two-term mayor of Alapaha during the late ’70s and early ’80s is tickled pink to pose with Miss Georgia Annie Jorgensen in front of Bank of Alapaha’s deposit window on Saturday, November 10, 2018, during the little town with a big heart’s annual fall festival. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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The Dixon’s, one of Alapaha’s foremost families, come together: From left to right are grandson Cavin Dixon, grandson Caleb Dixon, son John Dixon, grandson Clay Dixon, sister Mary Ellen Dixon Crisp, wife Barbara Rowe Dixon, Joe Dixon, son Matt Dixon, granddaughter Ali Dixon, grandson David Dixon, daughter Debra Dixon Dobbs, granddaughter Carmen Dixon, daughter-in-law Genia Vickers Dixon, granddaughter-in-law Kelsi Krohn Dixon, grandson Lane Dixon, baby Micah, granddaughter Joleigh Dixon, Gabi Heard [Holt’s girlfriend], and grandson Holt Dixon in front of the Alapaha Station Celebration entertainment stage on Saturday, November 10, 2018, during the rural South Georgia community’s annual festival. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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How sweet it is to be loved by family: Standing left to right are granddaughter Joleigh Dixon, grandson Clay Dixon, son John Dixon, grandson Lane Dixon, grandson Caleb Dixon, son Matt Dixon, grandson Holt Dixon, grandson Cavin Dixon, and daughter-in-law Genia Vickers Dixon. Seated are granddaughter Carmen Dixon, granddaughter-in-law Kelsi Krohn Dixon, baby Micah, the man of the hour Joe Dixon, grandson Samuel Dixon, wife Barbara Rowe Dixon, and granddaughter Ali Dixon inside the original Bank of Alapaha building beside Becky’s Beauty Salon on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Image Credit: The Joe Dixon Collection
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Life is not forever but love surely is: From left to right are the Alapaha Station Celebration committee on Saturday, November 10, 2018, during the annual festival in the little town with a big heart — Bro. Larry Hauser, Jeremy Roberts, Lena Fuller, Sylvia Roberts, Linda Faye Hattaway, Ellen Brogdon, Joe Dixon, Carolyn Sumner, Joan Drawdy, Norma Gaskins, Bryan Horten, Renee Copeland, and Becky Davis. Image Credit: The John Dixon Collection
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A plaque presented to Alapaha Station Celebration committee member and former Alapaha, Georgia, mayor Joe Dixon on Saturday, November 10, 2018. It was made with heart pine board from his Grandpa John J. Paulk’s mule barn that is approximately 135 years old. The inscription reads, “Thank you for your dedicated service to the Alapaha Station Celebration and the Alapaha community. From Psalms 1: 3 — ‘And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.’” Photography by Joe Dixon
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According to Joe Dixon, “I would say that heart pine board is 135 years old — plus the tree was about 80 years old when it was cut.” Photography by Joe Dixon

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