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Celebrating the life of
"Dixie" (Gertrude) Viers
Passed away on February 10, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00am - Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Private Interment
  • Beaufort National Cemetery
  • 1601 Boundary Street (Map)
    Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

  • 843-524-3925

May fond memories and the love of one another continued to comfort and strengthen the Viers family for your loss. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will continue to help you get through these most difficult times “Psalm 147:3” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

Dixie was such a precious cousin to me. I loved her dearly

, Savannah, Ga

What a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dan Cook, Savannah , Ga

Dixie you will be missed so much by your family and friends. You would always know how to bring a smile to my face even on a trying day. Thank you for your friendship, I will cherish it forever. Prayers to the family to feel comfort during this time of loss.

Sherri Brown, Savannah, Ga

I'm so sorry for your loss-she will be missed. Death is only hard for the loved ones left behind Dixie is with all her family that have gone-what a party they are having. My prayers are with her family.

Martha Corish Branch (Nick"s Daughter), Hartwell, GA

I had the pleasure of meeting Dixie at the hair salon. We were always scheduled around the same time. I will miss her "regal," strong spirit. She was and will remain an inspiration to me. My prayers are with her family.

Milli Sample, Savannah, GA

Very sorry for your loss. A beautiful lady - inside & out !!

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Dixie will always stand out in my mind as a VERY WONDERFUL LADY !!!! Am very grateful to have loved Dixie and Gus Viers and look forward to being with them in Heaven.

Steve Corcoran, Savannah, Georgia

“Dixie” (Gertrude) Fay Viers passed away peacefully at her home in Savannah, Georgia, on the morning of Sunday, February 10, 2019. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dixie married her high school sweetheart, the late Lt. Col. Willard G. (“Gus”) Viers upon his graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 and commissioning as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps. The Corps became a career for both of them, having lived at various military bases across the county until they retired to Savannah in 1976. Dixie lost her beloved Gus in 2005. Daughter of the late Walter D. Fay, Sr., and Gertrude Corish Fay of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Dixie was born in Stamford, Connecticut on March 15, 1932. Dixie was given her nickname to leave no doubt as to her southern roots—a fact that was clear to all who enjoyed her company and humor. In addition to Signal Mountain and Chattanooga, Dixie spent much of her youth in the Atlanta area, graduating from Christ the King High School, before attending the University of Chattanooga (now UT-Chattanooga). Dixie is survived by her two sons and their families: W. Glenn Viers and his wife Susan (nee’ Niemann) of Atlanta, and their daughters Elizabeth Rodger and Alexandra Viers (a grandson Holden predeceased her last April) and great grandson James Rodger; and Michael E. Viers and his wife Marci (nee’ Erickson), and their daughter Taylor Viers and son Michael M. (“Mac”) Viers. Dixie’s brother W. Donald Fay, Jr., passed away in 2018. In addition to her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren, Dixie is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, god children, other relatives, and many friends.

Dixie was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah and a volunteer to many worthwhile organizations, including the St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital Auxiliary and the Savannah Airport Commission where she and her dear friend Beanie Barbee regularly greeted tourists arriving at the Savannah airport with warm smiles and southern graciousness. Dixie was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind beautiful memories and many pearls of wisdom, which she unselfishly dispensed regularly to all. An avid football fan, Dixie regularly hosted “pre-game” parties for the Savannah Quarterback Club whose members will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive visitors beginning at 9:00 AM on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah, to be followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private at the National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina where she will join Gus for the remainder of eternity.

The family will also receive family and friends at her residence at Noon after the Funeral Mass on Monday, February 18th.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that any remembrances be given to The Savannah Quarterback Club Scholarship Fund. Dixie took great pride in The Club and its good work supporting local student athletes. Please direct these to The Savannah Quarterback Club Scholarship Fund c/o The Savannah Community Foundation, 2225 Norwood Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406.

 

THE ABOVE PHOTO WAS OF HER ENJOYING DINNER WITH HER FAMILY, JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE HER PASSING.

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May fond memories and the love of one another continued to comfort and strengthen the Viers family for your loss. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will continue to help you get through these most difficult times “Psalm 147:3” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

Dixie was such a precious cousin to me. I loved her dearly

, Savannah, Ga

What a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dan Cook, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Sherri Brown — Georgia

Dixie you will be missed so much by your family and friends. You would always know how to bring a smile to my face even on a trying day. Thank you for your friendship, I will cherish it forever. Prayers to the family to feel comfort during this time of loss.

Sherri Brown, Savannah, Ga

I'm so sorry for your loss-she will be missed. Death is only hard for the loved ones left behind Dixie is with all her family that have gone-what a party they are having. My prayers are with her family.

Martha Corish Branch (Nick"s Daughter), Hartwell, GA

I had the pleasure of meeting Dixie at the hair salon. We were always scheduled around the same time. I will miss her "regal," strong spirit. She was and will remain an inspiration to me. My prayers are with her family.

Milli Sample, Savannah, GA

Very sorry for your loss. A beautiful lady - inside & out !!

, ,

Candle tribute lit by CHERYL CLAY — Georgia

Dixie will always stand out in my mind as a VERY WONDERFUL LADY !!!! Am very grateful to have loved Dixie and Gus Viers and look forward to being with them in Heaven.

Steve Corcoran, Savannah, Georgia


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