Wheeler Hixson, 62, died at his home in Hixson early yesterday morning. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leona Hixson, seven daughters, Mesdames John Dale, Walter Gadd, Eulis Davis, Clint Davidson, and Ralph Dobbs, and Misses Marie and Ruth Hixson; three sons, Robert, Murrell, and Virgil Hixson; three sisters, Mesdames Monroe Vandergriff, J. W. Gooden, and Bob Ables; four brothers, J. H., Timothy, Charles and Frank Hixson.
Funeral services will be held from the Hixson Baptist Church at 2:30 O'clock this afternoon, the Rev. E. C. Harris officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Harry Vandergriff, Luther, Houston, and Elmer Hixson, Herman Gooden, Sam Wilson and Howard Ables; honorary, Marion Wilson, J. B. Gadd, Willie Rawlston, David Hixson, L. M. Phipps and Albert Penny. Interment will be in the Hixson Cemetery. Coulter's will be officiating.
Sunday December 4, 1938. Death date December 3, 1938.
General Wheeler Hixson was born January 15, 1876, son of Timothy Stringfield and Adeline Lewis Hixson. He married 4 January 1899 in Hamilton County to Sarah Leona Vandergriff, born 6 Sept 1869, died 17 January 1947, daughter of William and Eliza Vandergriff. Leona's brother, Monroe Thomas Vandergriff, married Wheeler's sister Sally Hixson. Wheeler and Leona had children: Roy who died young, Addie Evelyn who married twice to John Dahl and Bob Davis, Hester who married Walter Gadd, Robert Edward who married Haven Bearden, Artie who married Eulis Davis, Murl William who married Sylvia Lee Bearden, Cloie Edith who married Clint Davidson, Bessie Leona, Virgil who married twice to Lorraine Metcalf and Juanita Smith, Dorothy Catherine, Sallie Marie who married George Ferguson, and Betty Ruth who married twice to William H. Phillips and Huel Rogers.