Dixie J. Bassett

March 20, 1939 - November 6, 2007

Dixie J. Bassett (Pettijohn) was called to glory November 6th at WNJ Hospital after a 3 weeks battle from complications of a hip injury. Graveside services for Dixie will be held at 10:00am Friday, November 9th at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, TX, followed by a memorial service in her memory at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sherman, TX, where she served as an elder, at 2:00pm. Officiating the services will be Rev. Neill Morgan, Rev. Clay Brantley and Rev. Robert Thompson. She was born March 20th, 1939, in Whitewright, Texas, daughter of Floyd and Anna Jo (Pennington) Bassett. She graduated from Whitewright High School, and went on to earn a bachelors degree from North Texas State University. Later, she earned a Master’s degree from East Texas State University. She taught school for 31 years in the Sherman Independent School District (Fairview Elementary and Dillingham Jr. High). She was involved in many community service organizations, including the following: Member of Covenant Presbyterian Church; A.A.U. W.; Retired Teachers Association; Auxiliary Member of WNJ and Community Hospitals; Whitewright Historical Society; Scleroderma support group; RSVP of Grayson Co.; Volunteer at Home Hospice of Grayson Co.; Orphan Train Riders Association; and Texas State Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Anna Jo (Pennington) Bassett of Whitewright, Texas. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Fulton and husband Steve Fulton of Tom Bean; Denise Marcum and husband Russell Marcum of Pottsboro. Brother Jim Bassett and wife Alice Ann of George West, Texas; and a sister Beverly Herrera and husband Charlie of Columbus, Ohio. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren: Brittany and Leslie Fulton of Tom Bean and Jake, Hailee, and Hannah Marcum of Pottsboro. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, November 8th, 6-8pm at Earnheart Funeral Home in Whitewright, Texas. Memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson Co., 505 W. Center, Sherman, Texas 75090.

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Mrs. Basset (or Pettijohn as I knew her) was one of my teachers and I grew up with her at Trinity Presybterian church. She was always very sweet to me. She will be missed. My condolences to Debbie and Denise. Mary Jo Wells Johnson, November 14, 2007 Dixie was a wonderful lady and a special patient to me. Her loving family is a testamony to her love and devotion to them and her sense of responsibility. I am so happy to have known her over many years. Jimmy Harrell, November 14, 2007 I enjoyed working with Dixie at Dillingham and teaching her girls when they attended Dillingham. I recently had a good visit with her at the cancer center. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Sally Creamer Sally Creamer, November 13, 2007 MRS. Bassett was a wonderful teacher. I had her when I was in 5th grade. She taught me my states and capitals and was my homeroom teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Much love to you all! Patti Michelle Burt (SULLIVAN), November 13, 2007 Steve, Debbie and girls, We are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call us at any time. Our love to you all. Tony, Jeri & Fielder Benedict, November 12, 2007 The Hoppess family wishes you our deepest condolences and our prayers are with during this time. Thor Hoppess, November 12, 2007 OUR FAMILY IS SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. DENNIS JOE HALIBURTON, November 12, 2007 I had the honer of Dixie being a big part of my life twice. She was a wonderful teacher and a great inspiration in the Scleroderma support group. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Tabitha and Christian Armstrong Grayson County Scleroderma Support Group. Tabitha L. Armstrong, November 11, 2007 Dixie was and is a great women some of my best memories with Brit have her and your family in them. My families thoughts and prayers are wiyh yours. Jennifer & Anthony (Morris)- Pacheco, November 11, 2007