Friday, November 11, 2016


MRS. BETTY HIX ELROD, age 88, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016, evening in a Rome hospice center.  She was a life long resident of Trion, Georgia being born in the house she had lived her entire life, along with twin brothers who passed away in 1965.  Mrs. Elrod was a daughter of the late William Milton Hix, a former deputy sheriff who was killed in the Trion Mill strike in 1934, and the late Myrtis Chapman Hix.  She was a graduate of Berry Academy and Edmondson College after which was employed at National City Bank in Rome then serving Trion City Schools as secretary & bookkeeper for 38 years and 40 years as an agent for AFLAC Insurance.  Mrs. Elrod was a lifetime member of Trion First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Jack Elrod and brothers Jess, Gordon, Ben, Milton (Muley), Robert, Billy Hix, and sisters, Helen Neeley, Louse Irvin, and Georgia Wardlaw.

            Surviving are son, Paul Elrod; granddaughters Haley and Hannah; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 13th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Bramlett and Mr. David Wardlaw officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers Ross Wardlaw, Jay Wardlaw, Justin Wardlaw, Hank Wardlaw, Andrew Wardlaw, and J. T. Williams.  The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Sunday from 2 P.M. til the hour of service.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Betty Hix Elrod.

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