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Dixie Myrl Harris

August 18, 1938 — April 20, 2022

Dixie Myrl (Shaw) Harris, 83, of Salem, Arkansas departed this life on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Morrilton, Arkansas. Dixie was born August 18, 1938, to Delbert Booth Shaw and Veron Mae (Payne) Shaw in Luxora, Arkansas. 

Dixie spent most of her working years as a clerk for Aid True Value Hardware Store in Salem. Dixie opened and ran a used bookstore when she first moved to Salem. Dixie worked as a volunteer at the Fulton County Hospital and on the Senior Employment Program at the Fulton County Fairgrounds and was head of the Fulton County Homecoming Festival Street Market. Dixie was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Heart Ladies Club, Relay for Life, and a lifetime member of the Salem VFW Auxiliary Post #9777. Dixie held offices in each group she was a member of and was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Arkansas.  She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. 

Dixie leaves to mourn her passing, son, Joe Catlin and wife Sheila of O’Fallon, Illinois; daughter, Kitty Strickland of Morrilton, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Memory Strickland, Chase Strickland, Jacob Catlin, and Valerie Payne; two great grandchildren, Evan Strickland, and Bentley Strickland; sister, Wanda Sawyer of Jonesboro, Arkansas; many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her son (Jim Catlin), parents, granddaughter (Louise Catlin), sister (Frances Darnell), and brother (James “Buddy” Shaw). 

Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Arkansas with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the Salem First Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home, LLC of Salem, Arkansas.


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Visitation

Monday, April 25, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Salem First Baptist Church

, Salem, AR 72576

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Monday, April 25, 2022

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Salem First Baptist Church

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