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Obit – Mrs. Bettye Nixon

Defeated Creek Community homemaker, Mrs. Bettye Nixon, age 75, was pronounced deceased at 2:02 p.m. Saturday afternoon January 20, 2024 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage with her family at her bedside and where she was admitted from the family’s Nixon Hollow farm home on January 15th.

Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted Tuesday afternoon January 23rd at 3 p.m. with Bro. Gerald Rich and Rickey West officiating. Burial followed in the Nixon Family Cemetery in the Nixon Hollow in the Defeated Creek Community.

She was the younger of two daughters born to the late Joe West and Edith Witcher West Williams and was born Bettye Elaine West in Gainesboro on March 24, 1948.

She was a 1966 graduate of East High School in Nashville. 

In September of 1983, she was united in marriage to Defeated Creek Community native Jerry Albert Nixon. The ceremony was performed at the Sumner County Courthouse.

Mrs. Nixon was a member of the Cornwells Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

She was a longtime restaurant manager and was employed at the former Mario’s Restaurant on West End Avenue in Nashville as a bookkeeper. For a period of time she was employed with the Metro Nashville-Davidson County Juvenile Court system. Her restaurant career ended with her retirement in 1998.

Surviving in addition to her husband Jerry of over forty years are four children, Tonya Craighead and husband Jeff of the Kempville Community, Tammie Stukey of Alledonia, Ohio, David Nixon and wife Jennifer of the Defeated Creek Community, Rhonda Nixon Chandler and husband Kevin of Pleasant View, Tennessee; sister, Treva Hoover and husband Eddie of Gallatin; seven grandchildren who lovingly called her Granny, Kevin Craighead and fiancée Kayla Stinson of Algood, Rianna Leishman and husband Jake of Beallsville, Ohio, Tanner Decker of Alledonia, Ohio, Lashae Johnson and husband James, Chris Nixon and wife Megan, Kristen Boyett, and Tia McKinney all of the Defeated Creek Community; twelve great-grandchildren.


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