Dixie J.


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Dixie J. Bassett

Mar 20 1939 - Nov 06 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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