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Merle Hixson Green

January 3, 1920 — April 22, 2017

Merle Hixson Green, 97, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 in a local healthcare facility. She enjoyed playing golf and working in her flower garden.  She and her husband, Carl were active members of Big Spring United Methodist Church where they spent many enjoyable times with friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Leona Harper Sims; her first husband, Luther D. Hixson; her second husband, Carl D. Green; grandson, Rob Westphal; and 8 brothers and sisters.

Merle leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children, Terry Hixson and wife, Doris of Port Charlotte, FL, Annette Phillips of Cleveland and Steve Hixson and wife, Cathy of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Kyle, Chip (Mary) Phillips, Mike Phillips, Sarah (Adam) Lambert, Kim Hixson, Tina Hixson, Kelly Hixson, Rindi (Lyman) Welton, Elaine (Mark) Weiss and Liana (Stacey) Corn; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Bill Sims and wife, Jimmie of Birmingham, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the chapel of Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home with the Reverend Terry Huffer officiating.  The inurnment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Her family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family requests that memorials be made to Big Spring United Methodist Church, 1196 Hardwick Street SE, Cleveland TN 37311.

Her family would like to give a special thank you to Janey Patten of At Home Primary Care, Caris Hospice, Eagle Home Care and her very special caregiver, Peggy Cluster.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Green family guestbook at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home

2415 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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