Etta J. Hix, age 86, of Iberia formerly of Ulman, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born in Garrett Park, Maryland, on May 28, 1924, daughter of the late Robert and Hettie (Stewart) Harrison. On December 16, 1943, in Garrett Park, Maryland, Etta married Robert Hart Hix, Sr., who preceded her in death on October 30, 2010.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Hart Hix, Jr. and partner Lee of Yucca Valley, California, Herbert Hix and wife Sandy of St. Charles, and William “Bill” Hix and wife Jan of Iberia; two daughters, Mary Pemberton and husband Jimmy of Iberia and Nancy Helton and husband Danny of Brinktown; nine grandchildren, Toni Mas of Hialeah, Florida, Andrea Jarvis of St. Charles, Mike Hinkley and fiancee Brooke of Marshfield, Heather Luttrell and husband Stacy of Smithton, Sara Belle Hinkley and fiance Champ of Marshfield, Madeleine Cochran and husband Ryan of Iberia, Matt Helton of Brinktown, Nikki Jones and husband Brandon of Iberia, and Sam Helton of Brinktown; eleven great-grandchildren, Leighan Sjule, Jenna Hinkley, Alyssa Hinkley, Stacia Luttrell, Cole Luttrell, Kiersten Luttrell, Alex Hinkley, Kinlee Cochran, Kyler Cochran, Tucker Jones, and Wesley Jones; one niece, Lucinda Chandler; and two nephews, Kevin Chandler and Robin Chandler.
She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Jane Hix; one sister, Betty Chandler; and one brother, Lenny Harrison.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with services immediately following at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Ulman Baptist Church. Bro. Kevin Blackburn and Bro. Gene Edwards will officiate. Interment will be in Gott Cemetery near Ulman.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Gott Cemetery.