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Dixie Lee Pridemore Barbour, 61, of Rincon, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning, March 13, 2022, at her home.

Born in Neosho, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late Stanley Lewis Houston Pridemore and Barbara L. Brown Pridemore. She served in the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department as a Major, retiring after almost thirty years. Dixie won numerous awards and accolades in the course of her work. She participated in the Chatham County Sheriff’s Poker Runs as a volunteer in support of the local Boys and Girls Club and various charities. Dixie also enjoyed crafts, especially woodworking, where she would handmake welcome signs, as well as embroidery and sewing. Working for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department was her focus and she truly enjoyed her time there.

Survivors include her children, Joshua Cole, Brandon Cole (Mary), Kristal Cole-Daniels (Chris), Kevin Cole, Jr. (Jessica), Matthew Barbour (Marissa); grandchildren, Bradley, Allyson, Charlee, Isabella, Zachariah, Adalynn, Coralynn, C.J., Aspyn; mother, Barbara L. Brown Pridemore (Gabriel Ramirez); sister, Ophelia Phillips (Randy).

The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 12 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2022, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service, conducted by Reverend Patrick S. O’Brien. Interment will be in Beaufort Memorial Gardens in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Online Condolences

  1. Ret. Major & Mrs. Herb Harley says:

    A wonderful co-worker and a better friend. She will be missed.

  2. ED DUNN says:

    A wonderful neighbor.May she join friends and family that have passed before her.

  3. Pat Stanfield says:

    My Dixie Doodle I’m going to miss you my friend, but I will always remember our happy times. You were always so generous in doing for others. Fly high with the angels. Sending prayers for the family.

  4. Court Services Division says:

    On behalf of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Court Services Division, our heartfelt condolences to Dixie’s family. She was a fun-loving, kind and helpful individual. She will be missed. God bless you, Dixie.

  5. Ret. Capt. Wanda Williams, Savannah, GA says:

    My sincere condolences to the family, friends and those who was graced with her presence. Her knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office, Correction Bureau, was helpful in my growth as an officer and supervisor. She never hesitated to share that knowledge. Thank you for your willingness to share. To the love ones, may the fond memories of Dixie bring you comfort during your time of bereavement. Praying with you and for you ❤

  6. Jeremy and Alicia Jordan, Michael Deien says:

    Our lives will never be the same without you. We will miss you so much Ms. Dixie!!! We love you so so much and thank God for sharing you with us here on this Earth. You were one of a kind and you touched so many lives with your kindness and generosity. I will miss your beautiful smile and that infectious laugh of yours!! Rest well my beautiful friend, rest well. <3

  7. Ret. Major Julie Mitchell / CCSO says:

    My condolences to the family during this most difficult time. May God give you peace and strength to endure the days ahead.

  8. Debbie Whitehill says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you!

  9. Robert & Cathy Plaster says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family.

  10. Kay West says:

    Josh, may God wrap his arms around you and your family. This will be very hard the love you had for your mom never failed. Prayers my friend

  11. Judy Mitchell Woodle says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort …
    I grew up with Dixie in Neosho and will miss her terribly!

  12. Retired Major Monica E. Bryant says:

    Praying for the family. Dixie and I worked together in several positions at CCSO.

  13. Elaine Patterson, Counselor CSO says:

    Prayers are being lifted up for the family of Dixie Barbour. She was my supervisor when I was an officer at the CCSO.

  14. Retired Lt. Colonel Kim Middleton says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. May you be comforted by the memories and moments you shared with Dixie. I know we who worked with her will always remember her laughter, her spirit and her legacy. God bless you all.

  15. John & Joyce Howell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family. May God comfort and keep you during this time of sorrow.

  16. SHARON L HUGHES says:

    Dixie, you will be missed, but now NO MORE PAIN REST IN PEACE.

  17. Lynn Bailey says:

    Josh, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

    Lynn Bailey and Jason Bailey

  18. Jeni Ellison says:

    Our whole lives Dixie always had a generous heart with a helping hand. She was a big ole smile in a walking bubble of happiness that she shared with all. She was a protective force and a teddy bear all rolled up in one. The world mourns with her loss and Heaven receives her with open arms. Fly high cousin, we love you.

  19. SusanDRivas says:

    Dixie you will be missed. Opie and family, so sorry for your loss

  20. Mitch Kruse says:

    Sorry for our loss a terrific person and sweet lady.

  21. Gail Cox says:

    I still am in dis- belief. She was such a good friend for so many years. We took each other on trips to see different areas of the east. We were not done sight seeing!. So many laughs we had. So many good memories. I miss her so bad. Cancer is nasty and it sure ruined Dixie and I’s fun times! I know she is watching down from heaven where she is pain free now! Love ya Dixie!!

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