Rev. "Ugly Al" Dixon passes away after long bout with illness | News
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The man many people called "The Soul Mouth of the South" passed away Sunday after a long illness.
According to a friend of the family, 84-year-old Rev. Al "Ugly Al" Dixon passed away Sunday after a battle with a long illness.
Dixon was a past president of the National Black Broadcasters Association. He established the first African-American based newspaper in the area in 1977 - the Tuskegee-Montgomery Times is still printing today. He was also known as "The Soul Mouth of the South" as a veteran radio announcer.
Dixon was the Pastor of Anderson Chapel Ministries and the founder of the Restore Homeless Shelter for Veterans.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cummings Funeral Home.
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