Church service for Joyce Nix, 87, of Olton, who died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Olton, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Sudan, with Rev. Kerry Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Sudan Cemetery, with Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan in charge of arrangements. Joyce was born March 9, 1930, in Wellington, to Valton Duke and Beula Inez Roach Coker. She married Bill Nix in Brownfield on Aprill 3, 1948. Joyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sudan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2013; her sister, Oleta Hill; and two brothers, Doug Coker and J.J. Coker. Joyce is survived by her son, Tim Nix and his wife, Joan of Sudan; her daughter, Nancy Dawson and her husband, Ken of Tulia; her brother, Vic Coker and his wife, Judy of Earth; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church in Sudan, 411 Main Street, Sudan, Texas, 79371; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 3610 – 22nd Street, Suite 300, Lubbock, Texas, 79410.

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