Toy Alton Nixon

98 year old Toy Alton Nixon of Murfreesboro and a long time resident of the Temperance Hall community died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Temperance Hall United Methodist Church, a farmer, a Mason, and member of DeKalb Lodge #358. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dickie Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Baird Memorial Cemetery at Hickman. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. A Masonic service will be held Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Nixon was preceded in death by his parents, Bob Neal and Lula Tisdale Nixon; his wife, Clara Nixon; five brothers, Finis, Earnest, Floyd, Cecil, and Clarence Nixon; and two sisters, Nellie Belle and Mae Nixon. Survivors include a son, Gary and his wife Kay Nixon of Murfreesboro. Two grandsons, James and wife Crystal Nixon of Crossville and Jesse and wife Kelly Nixon of Muddy Pond. Two great grandchildren, Michael Nixon and Emily Nixon. A nephew, John R. Nixon. Nieces, Bobbie Sue Fish, Faye Reeder. and Shirley Green. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimers Association, in lieu of flowers.

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