Dixie Willene Dunavant was born Aug. 4, 1929, at Rockett, Texas. She passed away Sept. 6, 2007, at the age of 78. She lived in Hillsboro for 22 years, where she worked as an aide for In Home Health Care. She later moved to DeSoto, Texas, in 1983 and finally settled in Red Oak, Texas, in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter A. (Gibb) Dunavant; her mother, Mary (Sanderson) Dunavant; and her brother, Walter C. (Sonny) Dunavant.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Janie Dunavant; nieces, Mary Dunavant, Margaret and Jim Wolf, Maureen and James Hutchison; nephews, Walter and Teddi Dunavant and Steven Dunavant; grandnephew, Bryan Dunavant; grand nieces, Robin Wolf, Rebekah and Patrick Johnson, Rachel Wolf, Rennah Dunavant and Kallye and Seth Sellers; uncle and aunt, Walter Dan (Buddy) and Odelle Sanderson.

The family received friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Red Oak Funeral Home with graveside services held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Bells Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Red Oak Funeral Home.