Mrs. Barbara Nell Nix Williams, age 82, passed away December 6, 2013, in the Sky Ridge Hospital in Cleveland, TN.
Born in Copperhill, TN she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Mamie Rosalee McDougal Nix. She had worked for twenty seven years as a Machine Operator for Levi Strauss Co. Mrs. Williams was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She especially loved her brothers and sisters. Mrs. Williams enjoyed her life so much and was very talented in many ways. As an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoyed hunting and fishing, boating and water skiing, motorcycle riding to name a few. She also enjoyed doing activities with her hands like crocheting, gardening and reading. She was on the Board of Directors for the Riverside Food Ministry where she enjoyed working with the other volunteers who served others in the community. Those who precede in her death include her husband, James Marvin Williams; brothers, Billy and Frank Nix; and sister, Dorothy Nix Garren.
Survivors include her two sons and daughter-in-laws, Frank and Rose Shinpaugh and Don and Freda Shinpaugh all of Copperhill, TN; sisters, Vanette Nix Pack and Norma Jean Nix Waters both of Epworth, GA, and Joan Nix McDaniel of Wyandotte, MI; six grandchildren, Amanda Shinpaugh, April Waller, Donna Payne, Jim Shinpaugh, Amanda Nicholson and Andrea Smith; thirteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, December 9, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matthew McDaniel officiating. Music will be provided by Ed Vest. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Copperhill, TN with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Thomas Waller, Nathan Waller, Josh Rodriquez, Daniel Darnell, Richard Panter, and Tommy Ledford. The volunteers of the Riverside Food Ministry will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5-9 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, TN is in charge of the arrangements.