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Patsy Jones Hendrix

Patsy Jones Hendrix, 78, of Murphy, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. She was born in Gaston County, N.C. on May 23, 1938. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor of science in education and later a master’s degree. Her entire career was teaching English at Murphy High School. She had a significant impact on all her students in the classroom. For many years, she offered to her students the opportunity to travel to London creating lifetime memories.
Patsy enjoyed her retirement and sharing in all of Edwin’s collections. She served in the music department at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church where she was a member.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin C. Hendrix, who died Nov. 22, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Laura McClure Jones. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Gordon W. Jones.
Surviving are a son, Michael Edwin Hendrix and wife, Dina, of Murphy; a granddaughter, Claire Hendrix; and a grandson, Grant Hendrix. She is also survived by three sisters, Barbara J. Hughes and husband, Bill; Carolyn J. Bryant and husband, Harry, all of Murphy; and Ruth J. Bay and husband, Jim, of Cartersville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with Davis Bryant officiating. The interment will be in Peachtree Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Earl Bradshaw, G.W.Hendrix, Jerry Sudderth, Franklin Barnett, Jim Hendrix and Todd Davis.
The family will receive friends from 12-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy: www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com is in charge of all arrangements.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997