Ann Nix

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Annie Mae Walker Thompson Nix, born Aug. 7, 1931, peacefully passed away at age 79 on Monday, July 18, 2011 after a long illness at her home on Blanton Street in Columbus.
She was the daughter of the late Milo and Ola Rickman Walker. She was a military wife, homemaker and retired from Southern Mercerizing/Dixie Yarns. She volunteered at the Good Neighbor Store operated by the Columbus Baptist Church.
Ann was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church. She was predeceased by husband, Sgt. James W. Thompson, in 1966; husband, Donald R. Nix, in 2007 and a granddaughter, Tammy Jean Bradley.
She is survived by one son, Dean Thompson (Terra) from Candler, N.C.; four daughters, Rhonda T. Edney of the home, Linda T. Jackson (Darrell Horton) of Columbus, Debra T. Grant (Don) of Columbus and Vickie Nix Lanning (Tim) of Spartanburg, S.C.; six adult grandchildren, Chris (Jackie) Edney, Jennifer Edney, Whitney Thompson, James “Will” William Thompson II, Stephanie Lanning and Matthew Lanning; one great-grand daughter, Haley Ann Edney, and one step-son, Donald “Donnie” R. Nix Jr. of Greenville, S.C.
She was predeceased by six brothers: Leroy, Hugh, Doug, Warren, “Joe” and JD “Jake” Walker and three sisters, Mattie “Bunt” W. Garrett, Martha W. Stapleton and Virginia “Bug” Garzan.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July, 20 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, conducted by Dr. Chris Osborne.  Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home on 1261 Blanton Street, Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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