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Dixie C. Davies, volunteer

Dixie C. Davies, 92, a former Arlington County homemaker who was active in the Arlington Kiwanis Club, died March 12 at her home in Fairfax City.

She had dementia, said her son, Bankhead T. Davies.

Hope Massie Cosby was born in Washington and began going by Dixie as a child. She grew up in Arlington and was a 1938 graduate of Washington-Lee High School.

In the 1940s, she worked in an administrative office at the National Gallery of Art and was a bookkeeper at American Security Bank in Washington.

Mrs. Davies served as president of the Arlington Kiwanis KiWives, the old women’s auxiliary group of the Arlington Kiwanis Club, and was a member of the Arlington Lawyers’ Wives Club. She moved from Arlington to Fairfax City in 1954.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, J. Bankhead Davies of Arlington; three children, Hope Huntington of Murrysville, Pa., Vera Lichtenstein of Waynesboro, Va., and Bankhead T. Davies of Arlington; a brother; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

— Megan McDonough

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