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Letha Marie Hix Newton

June 28, 1934 — January 7, 2023

Letha Marie Hix Newton, 88, of Haskell, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2023 in Abilene, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held 12pm, Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the Haskell Church of Christ with Robbie Peiser officiating. A visitation will be held 5:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Haskell Funeral Home, 2 Avenue D, Haskell. Condolences may be made at

Letha was born June 28, 1934 in Weinert, Texas, the daughter of the late Coyt Leroy Hix and Lottie Ozella Threet Hix. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree at Abilene Christian College, she began her teaching career in O'Brien, TX. She taught for a total of 42 years in Coahoma and then in Haskell, until her retirement. She married Leon Newton, January 5, 1973, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Haskell Church of Christ.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed attending ACU Basketball games. Her greatest hobby was spending time with and loving her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Leroy Hix; sister-in-law Dorthea Hix Howell and brother-in-law, Glenn Thompson.

Letha is survived by her daughter, Teresa L. McNea and husband Frank of Abilene; Sister, Louise Thompson of Snyder; grandsons, Joshua Tidwell and Michelle of Pittsburg; Bradley Tidwell of Pilot Point; Scott McNea and Lisa of Prosper, Shane McNea of Marina, CA; 7 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; nephews and a host of dear friends.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
5:30 PM 1/11/2023 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 1/11/2023 7:30:00 PM Haskell Funeral Home

2 Avenue D
Haskell, TX 79521

Haskell Funeral Home 2 Avenue D Haskell 79521 TX United States

Funeral Service
Thursday, January 12, 2023
12:00 PM 1/12/2023 12:00:00 PM Church of Christ

510 North Avenue D
Haskell, TX 79521

Church of Christ 510 North Avenue D Haskell 79521 TX United States
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