Alexander County

Obituary - McHenry Hixon

maybe from the Cairo Evening Citizen

McHenry Hixon, age 58, died suddenly at his home on Highway 3 at Jaco City at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

He was manager of the Midwest Service Company in Cairo and was owner of the Warren Coal Company. Mr. Hixon was for many years an employee of the Illinois Central Railroad Company and also for many years was office manager for the Samuel Hastings Grain Company.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 237 A.F. & A.M. of Cairo, the Commandery; a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; one daughter, Helen Hixon of St. Louis; two step-children, Richard T. Hollis of Jackson, Tenn., and Mrs. Betty Moes fo St. Louis; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at Karcher Brothers Funeral Home today at 4 p.m., with Rev. John Henderson, Pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Thistlewood Cemetery. Karcher Brothers in charge of arrangements.

Contributors' Note: Monday, April 27, 1953 could be the day the paper came out or his death date, not sure.

Contributed by Angela DiBlasi and Tim Casey


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