Born 3-4-1908 -- Died 1-29-2006
Johnie Ray Nix, 97, was born March 4, 1908, and died Jan. 29, 2006. He lived all his life in the area of Ash Flat.
He was a Christian, the oldest member of the Ash Flat United Methodist Church and a lifelong farmer.
"Poppa" Nix is survived by two grandchildren, Ella Van Thompson and her husband, Mack, along with Johnie Ray Hyslip and his wife, Barbara; three great-grandchildren, Amy Trivitt and her husband Tommy, Jason Hyslip and his wife, Brooke, and Grant Hyslip; three great-great-grandchildren, Rachel and Rylie Trivitt and Emma Hyslip, all of Ash Flat.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnie Robert and Ella Causbie Nix; six brothers and one sister; his wife of 67 years, Faye Orr Nix; and his daughter, Ella Lou Hyslip.
The funeral service was held Jan. 30 at the Ash Flat United Methodist Church with Johnny Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.
Pallbearers were Johnie Ray Hyslip, Mack Thompson, Tommy Trivitt, Jason Hyslip, Grant Hyslip and Stan Witt.
The family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital through the local Circle of Friends chapter. Contributions may be sent to P.O. Box 361, Ash Flat, AR 72513.