Adeline Rawlston Hixson




Death Comes at the Home of Daughter in Hixson to Widow, Aged 89.

            Mrs. Adeline Rawlston Hixson, 89, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Hoyt Murray of Hixson, Sunday morning at 3:30 after an illness of several months.

            Mrs. Hixson had been in unusually good health despite her age until about eight months ago. Death apparently resulted from congestive heart failure.

            A native of Hamilton County , Mrs. Hixson was born Jan. 27, 1877, the daughter of John R. Rawlston and Caroline Elizabeth Rogers Rawlston. Her grandfather, Matthew Rawlston, also, often spelled Raulston, emigrated into Tennessee from Virginia with pioneer settlers, stopping first in Greene County and eventually moving into what is now Hamilton County in the early years of the 18th Century. His was one of the first families to settle in the northern section of Hamilton County .

            Mrs. Hixson was educated in the Hamilton County schools. Her father had served as a member of the board of education from the Hixson district. She was married to the late William Washington Hixson Sept. 29, 1898. He died in 1951.

            A member of the Methodist Church , Mrs. Hixson has been on the roster of the Burks Chapel Church since 1880. She perhaps, was the senior member of that church in point of years on its rolls.

            Surviving Mrs. Hixson are her daughter, Mrs. Murray, son, Fred Hixson of Chattanooga ; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon C. Balch, rector of Grace Episcopal Church officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. R. R. Haynes Jr., pastor of the Burks Chapel Church .

            Pallbearers will be the grandsons of Mrs. Hixson: Hoyt Murray Jr., Charles W. Murray, Eddie Murray, T. James Murray, Fred Murray, Garner Hixson, Fred Hixson Jr. and Victor William Hixson.

            Interment will be in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery . A brief service will be held at the grave.

The Chattanooga Times, Monday, June 27, 1966.