George Melvin Hixson

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George Melvin Hixson, 82, of Middleburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital in Danville.

Born July 4, 1934, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Harry and Pauline Raney Hixson. He was a farmer and retired from Sellers Engineering. George was a member of Middleburg Baptist Church and a member and past master at Middleburg Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. No. 594. He also held dual memberships at Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge No. 765 and McKinney Masonic Lodge No. 631. He loved telling stories, being out on the farm, talking of old times and reading.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laura Belle Luster Hixson, who died April 2, 1997; a brother and two sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Hixson of Middleburg, Marolyn (Doyal) Hines of Middleburg, Ann (Gary) Wilder of Kansas City, Missouri, and Louise Hixson of Middleburg; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved furry companion, Trinket.

The funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty with Brother Ronnie Haste officiating. Burial follows in Middleburg Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday until funeral service.

Donations may be given to Sunrise Children's Home Services, P.O. Box 1429, Mount Washington, KY 40047.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. A guestbook is available at
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Published in The Casey County News on Feb. 8, 2017