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Dixie "Daisy" B. Wilson

February 12, 1932 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 86)

Dixie “Daisy” Beatrice Wilson, 86, of Gentry, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Legacy Village in Bentonville.

Dixie was born on February 12, 1932 in Teresita, Oklahoma, the daughter of Sam Wofford and Bertha Webb Wofford. She was the widow of the late, Denver Wilson Sr., whom she married on May 16, 1969 in Miami, Oklahoma. Dixie retired from Peterson Farms. Dixie loved life and had a great sense of humor, always enjoyed joking with people. She also enjoyed crocheting, canning, fishing with her husband, doing word searches, loved going to yard sales on the weekends, collecting dolls and thimbles, and listening to Conway Twitty.

She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Whitehead and husband Denver, and Lori Johnston and husband Kevin all of Gentry; two sister in laws, Linda Sanders-Smith of Siloam Springs and Thelma Greenberg of Prairie Village, Kansas; one brother in law, Marvin Wilson of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren ,seven great great grandchildren; and her fur baby, Zoey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Bertha Wofford; her husband, Denver Wilson Sr; two brothers, Jack and Vollie Wofford; two sisters, Jewell Cowan and Lucille Blair; her son, Larry Williams and a son in law, Kerry Vincent Thompson.

The family will greet friends at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Graveside services will be held at the Gentry Cemetery on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm.  Rev. Dale Johnston will officiate the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. To sign online guestbook please go to

Per Dixie’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, 14100 County Rd 16, Bentonville, AR 72712.


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