Noma Nixon
Funeral Date: 5/6/2013

Obituary:
Noma Nixon died May 3, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Noma was born and raised in Banks, Arkansas and has many friends and relatives in the Banks and Warren area. Noma is the oldest daughter of Chester Dane Smith and Cozy Mae (Brown) Smith. Noma was born Mar. 2, 1921, in Banks. She has four brothers, Travis Smith and Coy Smith (Monticello), Ted Smith (Hampton), and Rex Smith (deceased) and two sisters Cozy Mae Kidwell (Sulpher Springs, Texas) and Mary Helen McCaskill (Warren). She is the widow of DC Nixon, also born and raised in Banks, who passed away in 1974. Noma has two sons, Norman Nixon of Sarasota, Florida and Dale Nixon of Dallas, Texas. She has five grandchildren, Rex Moss, Jacqueline Nixon and Kimberly Nixon, all of Dallas and Alison Nixon (Rhode Island) and Catherine Nixon (Tampa, Florida); 1 great grandchild Rachel Moss (Dallas, Texas) Noma was raised on a farm near Banks where she did her share of farm work and, being the oldest, helped to raise her younger brothers and sisters. She attended the Banks public school system and graduated in the class of 1939. While in school, she met fellow student DC Nixon. They were married in 1940 and lived for several years in Colorado. Noma lived with relatives while DC served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war, Noma and DC lived in Warren where DC worked for the Southern Lumber Company. They moved to Magnolia, Arkansas in 1955 where they owned and worked in an electric motor repair and power line construction business. Noma was the business bookkeeper and secretary. In 1969 Noma attended Texas Womenís University in a one year program and received a certification as a licensed vocational nurse. She worked for over 20 years as an LVN in hospitals and nursing homes in both Arkansas and Texas, and retired from this work in 1990. But, in retirement she remained very active, spending hundreds of hours in genealogy research to find the history of her family, and DCís, extending back to immigrants from Ireland and England. She was also very active in quilting and even developed a new technique for making quilts, for which she was rewarded with the grant of a US patent. Funeral services were 2:00pm Monday, May 6, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Linda Barrett was pianist. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery at Banks. Active pallbearers were Steve Smith, Dennis Smith, Trent Smith, Kirby Smith, Blake Smith and Rex Smith. Memorials preferred to McFarland Cemetery, Post Office Box 92, Banks, Arkansas 71631.

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Name: Cherie Bradford
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Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: So sorry for the loss of your family member. May God bless & help you get through this hard & painful time in your life. Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Dan & Linda Joslin
Message: Your mother was such a warm and generous person. She always make me feel like part of her family. Thinking of you and your family and we have you in our prayers.

Name: Jerry Cagle
Message: Dale and Norman, sorry to hear of loss of your Mother. Surprised to learn my Mom and your Mom were only 29 days apart in 1921. Lost my Mom July of last year here in SA. Your Mom and Dad were very generous in tolerating our little gang. Nice memories.

Name: Patsy Rice Smih
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Name: Ronny and Wrenetta Carr
Message: Noma was so loving and kind. I learned so much from her while she attended our church. Our prayers for you at this time.