Ms. Mary Elizabeth (Hartness) Nix, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She was a beloved secretary at Starkville High School, a comptroller with the accounting department at Mississippi State University and a Presbyterian. At Mississippi State University, she was Miss MSU and Homecoming Queen (first non-sorority person to be elected homecoming queen), a cheerleader for two years and a honorary cadet colonel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Nix Sr.; son, Jack Nix, Jr.; sister, Billy Blake Hartness Corbell; and parents, Lawrence Billups Hartness and Mary Blake Johnson Hartness.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Nix (Joyce) of Cumming, Ga, and Mike Nix (Beth) of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Martha Wade of Starkville; six grandchildren, Cindy, Jay, Larry, Jr., Alina, Blake and Cameron (all serving as pallbearers); and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Welch Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Soldierâ€™s Angels 1792 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 or Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
You may go online and sign the guest register at http://www.welchfuneralhomes.com.