WINTERVILLE - Lewis Neal Hix, 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
He was the son of the late John F. and Ruby Hix of Commerce. He was the former co-owner of Hair World Barber Shop in Athens.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Rebecca Hix (Becky); sons, Jeff Hix and girlfriend Caryn Demorest of Winterville, Doug Hix and daughter-in-law Kim Hix of Simpsonville, S.C. and daughter Sharon Hix and partner Tina Shelnutt of Winterville; grandchildren, Zachery Lewis Hix and Kelsie Elizabeth Hix, Simpsonville S.C.; a brother William F Hix, Winder; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be be held on Thursday, October 18, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gene Pritchett officiating Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.