Myrtle Stanfill Nixon was born in Sardis on Jan. 17, 1927, the daughter of the late Riley Clayton and Timma Melissa Johnson Stanfill. On Jan. 16, 1944, she was united in marriage to L.D. Nixon, who preceded his wife in death on Feb. 25, 2002.
Mrs. Nixon retired from Garan Sportswear. She was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church and the ladies auxiliary. Mrs. Nixon wanted everyone to know how much she loved her family and considered Terry and Linda Qualls as part of her family.
She departed this life Saturday, April 5, in Hohenwald at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Mrs. Nixon is survived by her children, Ann English and her husband Jamie of Hohenwald, Tommy Nixon of Morris Chapel, Danny Nixon of Haynesville, La. and Charlotte Webb and her husband John of Henderson; 10 grandchildren, Sharon Summers, Jamie English Jr., Joe Nixon, Priscilla Corley, Kelly Brewer, Dusty Nixon, Angela Simms, Laura LeBlanc, Cindy Webb and Jennifer Stevens; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a brother, James Stanfill of Savannah.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Lanny Dee Nixon and Dewey Wayne Nixon; three brothers, Floyd Stanfill, Roy Lee Stanfill and R. C. Stanfill and four sisters, Alma Lindsey, Alice Durham, Bernice Brewer and Nellie Newman.
Services were held Tuesday, April 8, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Mike Moore, Jamie English Sr. and Jamie English Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Morris Chapel Cemetery in Morris Chapel.