Ernest Cleo Nix, 81, of Senath, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born June 7, 1923, in Peach Orchard, Mo., he was the son of the late Jim and Maude Nix.
On Dec. 11, 1948, in Arkansas, he married Willie Mae Rudd, who preceded him in death on May 31, 2003. He was also preceded in death by one son, Freman Neil; two brothers; four sisters and a great-grandchild, Ian Pelster.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Nix and wife, Diane, of Rutland, Ill.; four daughters, Glenda Moser and husband, Lonzo and Barbara Butler, all of Senath, Sharon Blocker and husband, Gerald, of Union, Mo. and Jo Ann Arndt and husband, Mike, of Rutland, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Wayland Tom officiating.
Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.