Temperance Lasater Hixson

     Mrs. Tempy Hixson, 90 died at her home at Mt. Airy, TN, at an early hour Monday.  Retaining all her faculties to a remarkable degree, she led and active life up until five months ago, caring for her home on the same farm where she was born and reared over three-quarters of a century ago.  She was a member of the Methodist Church for seventy-four years.  Her life was one of devotion to her home, church, and community.  During the Civil War, with only the aid of a black boy, she tended the crops while her babies slept in a fence corner with the faithful dog to watch them.  For more than thirty years after the war she was doctor and nurse for the whole community, often going many miles on dark, cold nights in answer to a call for help.  She was a good neighbor, and a friend to everyone, regardless of station, color, or creed.  She is survived by four children:  Mrs. R. T. Coulter, of this city; Mrs. William Johnson and George and Luther Hixson of Mt. Airy: eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon, the Rev. Clay Daniel officiating.  Interment in the Hixson Cemetery.

Chattanooga Daily Times April 13, 1926

Tempy Hixson was born 7 November 1835 as Temperance Lasater, daughter of Johncy Lasater, and married George W. Hixson, son of Joseph and Phoebe Graham Hixson.  George W. Hixson was born Oct. 31, 1830, died 2 Oct 1905. He was a Union soldier, served in Company D, 6th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, was promoted to rank of Lieutenant, and served as second in command of Company F.  George had three brothers who died in the war, John H., Samuel, and James Monroe who died in Andersonville Prison.

Children of Tempy and George W. Hixson are: Eliza who died young, Mary who married Robert T. Coulter, France, Millie (Mildred) who married William Johnson, George Hixson, Jr., Nannie, Ruth who married George McCaslin, and Luther Hixson who married Nora Walker.

Submitted By Delores Straight