Dixie Elliott, age 83, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Grace Care Center in Olney, Texas. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Goree Cemetery in Goree, Texas, with Scotte Clark of Olney officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Dixie was born on Sept. 28, 1930, in Sudan, Texas, to the late Leroy Jefferson and Addie Agnes (Morris) Hammock. She married J.C. Elliott on June 6, 1949, in Seymour, Texas. He preceded her in death in June of 1987. While living in Goree, Dixie served as a teacher's aide at the elementary school, owned and operated “Dixie's Hobby Hut” and worked as a postal clerk at the United States Post Office. She was a seamstress for anyone who needed her talent. She moved to Olney, Texas, in 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Bob Hammock; and two sisters: Maye Bennett and Georgeanne Auburg.
Survivors include her sons: Fred Elliott and wife, Terri, of Goree, Texas, and Mike Elliott and wife, Reta, of Clyde, Texas; one daughter, Judy Barnes and husband, Dave, of Mesquite, Texas; four grandchildren: Jay Elliott and wife, Brandie, of Olney, Texas, Justin Elliott and wife, Jennifer, of Goree, Texas, Jon Barnes of Mesquite, Texas, and Tamie Hemmingson and husband, Mike, of Aztec, N.M.; two sisters: Tommye Sue Feagans of Decatur, Texas, and Faye Locklear and husband, Silas, of White Settlement, Texas; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; or, Hamilton St. Church of Christ, P.O. Box 736, Olney, Texas 76374.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.lunnfuneralhome com.