Violet “Nell” Whitmire, 84 of Hopewell passed away February 19, 2013 in Durant. She was born July 24, 1928 in Voca, OK to Aaron Carl Nix and Vera Hesstella (Prater) Nix. She attended Caney High School and married Harold “Slim” Whitmire on July 10, 1947 in Durant, OK. Violet was a homemaker and loved being outside working in her yard planting flowers, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Verdell, Aaron, and Carl Edward Nix.
Violet is survived by her husband Harold “Slim” Whitmire of Coleman, OK; daughters Coleen Blakney and husband James of Kenefic, OK, Tina Ashlock and husband Doug of Boswell, OK; brothers Roger and Roy Nix; Sisters Ruby Stoops, Royce Geiger, Betty Nix; granddaughters Bonnie Crawford and husband Cody of Caddo, OK, Terri Blakney of Caddo, OK, Sherri Fitzgerald of Caddo, OK; grandsons Robin Sullivan of Coleman, OK, Jacob Harrington of Durant, OK; great granddaughters Brooke Crawford, Cady Crawford, Kaelynn Fitzgerald of Caddo, OK; great grandsons Rylan Fitzgerald, Dylan Fitzgerald of Caddo, OK, and numerous other family, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Hopewell Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Tadlock and Bro. Mark White officiating with interment at Center Hill Cemetery. Family Hour will be on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6-8:00 PM at Brown’s Funeral Service Durant. Pallbearers will be Doug Hyde, Donnie Hyde, Donnie Hyde Jr., Richard Nix, Richard Whitmire, and Jerry Whitmire.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service in Durant, OK.
Condolences can be sent to www.brownsfuneralservice.com