Person:Berlie Nix (1)

Berlie Ethridge NIX
b.26 Jun 1921 Alabama
d.30 Oct 1996
  1. Roscoe Nix1905 - 1993
  2. Lucile NIX1911 - 1913
  3. J.B. NIX1914 - 1914
  4. Ellis (418-14-8136) NIX1916 - 1992
  5. Addis Ruth (418-20-2552) NIX1918 - 2001
  6. Berlie Ethridge NIX1921 - 1996
  7. Ophelia A. NIX1927 - 1946
  1. Emily Hope Nix1953 - 1953
  2. Craig Nix1955 - 2015
Facts and Events
Name Berlie Ethridge NIX
Gender Male
Birth? 26 Jun 1921 Alabama
Marriage to Earline Lee GLASS
Death? 30 Oct 1996 Y
Reference Number? Cousins of Dalton J. Nix Keyword
Reference Number? Descencants of Jennings NIX Keyword
Reference Number? Jennings NIX Descendants Keyword
Reference Number? JenningsNIX Descendants Keyword

1930 Federal Censue, Alabama, Bloount County, Moores, District 3, Image 17 of 18, Alabama, Blount, Precinct 3, Moores, Enumerated by me on April %, 1930 James E. Casey, ED5-3, Sheet 9A, stamp 24, written #585,

Nix, Jennings D., Head, R, yes, M, W. 42, M, 16, no, yes, Alabama, Alabama, South Carolina, 82, Farmer, General Farm, vvvv, O, yes, no, 151, line 1.

     , Molly A. Wife, F, W, 43, M, 18, no, yes, Alabama, Alabama,  Alabama,  yes none, 
     , Ellis E., Son, M, 13, S, yes, yes, Alabama, Alabama, Alabama,  Laborer, General farm, vvvv, W, yes, 
     , Addis R, (Maybe Ruth?) Daughter, F, W, 11, S, yes, yes, Alabama, Alabama, Alabama,   Laborer, general farm, vvvv, W, yes, 
     , Berlie Ene?, Son, M, W, 8, S, Yes, Alabama, Alabama, Alabama,   none, 
     , Irent A., Daughter, F, W, 6, S. no, Alabama, Alabama, Alabama,  none, 
     , Ophelia A., Daughter, F, W, 3-6/12, S. No, Alabama, Alabama,  Alabama, none, 

Alberton??, H. Rus, Hired Hand, 22, S. no, yes, Alabama, Alabama, Alabama, Laborer,, General farm, vvvv W, yes, yes, line 8.

1930 United States Federal Census Viewing records 1-1 of 1 Matches ��� Nix, Jennings D � View Image Online � Age: 42 Year: 1930 � Birthplace: Alabama Roll: T626_4 � Race: White Page: 9A � State: Alabama ED: 3 � County: Blount Image: 0049 � Township: Moores � Relationship: Head

BENIX Request Information (SS-5)

� SSN 416-14-3018 Residence: 36866��Notasulga, Macon, AL

� Born 26 Jun 1921 Last Benefit: ��

� Died 30 Oct 1996 Issued: AL (Before 1951)

Now to the Jennings Nix that I knew, I do not remember his wife but I remember him and all the children well, they are: 1. Ellis Nix married Letha ? (Letha had relatives who lived

   behind what is now Robertson Grocery on Hwy. 75 near
   Lamb Stone Company. in Blount Co.)

2. Irene Nix married Woodson Pate.

      Child:  Roger Pate married Sherry Hubbard?�
                Roger had two sons, Jason and ?

3. Ruth Nix married (Buster) Elkins.

       Children:  Jackie Wayne Elkins
                      Brenda Elkins

4. Roscoe Nix married Cena Brown (no children) 5. Burley Nix married ? 6 Ophelia Nix, Ophelia was killed in a car wreck if I

    remember correctly before she married.

Submitter: Wanda Rabb Subject: Obit of Ruth Nix Elkins Message: THE GADSDEN TIMES MARCH 10, 2001 Elkins , Ruth Nix Funeral will be at 2 p . m . Sunday at Village Chapel for Ruth Nix Elkins , 82, Rainbow City , who died Friday , March 9, 2001. The Revs. Mike Murphy , Thomas McDaniel and Bobby Waddell will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Cemetery. Village Chapel Funeral Home , Alabama City , is in charge . Mrs . Elkins was preceded in death by her husband , Buster Elkins ; parents , Jennings and Molly Nix ; brothers , Roscoe , Ellis and Berlie Nix ; and sister , Ophelia Nix . She was a member of Warrior river Baptist church in Walnut Grove . She is survived by her son , Jackie Wayne ( Juanita ) Elkins , Virginia ; daughter , Brenda McClellan , Rainbow City ; grandson , Jackie Wayne Elkins Jr., Virginia ; granddaughter, Tammy Green , Gadsden ; special granddaughters, Misty Roden and Brandy Ingram ; great-grandson, Joshua Green ; sister , Irene Pate , Pell City ; sisters-in-law, Cena Nix , Walnut Grove , Earline Nix , Reeltown; and several nieces and nephews . Pallbearers will be Travis Wilemon , Doyle Wilemon , Wendell Battles , Ronald Mayes , Randy Battles and Jonathon Battles . Special thanks to Northside Health Care and Dr . Todd Cross .

Delivered-To: X-Receiver: Dalton 6671 Reply-To: JoshuaPaulNix<> From: JoshuaPaulNix<> To: <> Subject: Looking for information about Berlie E Nix Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 04:52:56 -0000

Dear Dalton 6671,

I saw a tree you posted on Ancestry called: 'Descendants of Jennings NIX'. I wanted to learn more about Berlie E Nix. Here is the information I found:

Name: Berlie E Nix Birth Date: 1921 Birth Place: , Etowa, AL, USA Death Date: 30 Oct 1996 Death Place: Opelika, , AL, USA

Do you have more information about this person or your tree that could share with me?

I am Berlie Ethridge Nix's grandson, whom he raised. There's a good bit I can fill you in on if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Delivered-To: X-Receiver: Dalton 6671 Reply-To: JoshuaPaulNix<> From: JoshuaPaulNix<> To: <> Subject: re: looking for information about berlie e nix Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 17:22:50 -0000

This is B.E. Nix's family. He was a very strict, but highly respected man. Was driving the car with sister Ophelia when they wrecked and she passed away.

Berlie Ethridge Nix 6-26-1921 died 10-30-1996 marrried Earline Lee Glass Nix 5-29-1929 married 5-29- 46(?) died October 16, 2004

       B.E. Nix graduated with a master�of Eucation from Auburn University and a bachelors from Jackson State in Education and Math.
       Principal of Rainbow City for 3-5 years and then Reeltown High School 1964-1983
       Navy Veteran of WWII, spoke fluent German, stationed in Australia, learned to fly planes in Navy and was rumored to have been a spy during WWII.
       Recieved numerous military achievement awards.

Children oldest to youngest Phyllis Nix married Bart Evans (lived mostly in Portland, Ore, but recently moved to Bay St. Louis, MS)

   Phyllis had no children, allegedly by choice.  She completed a family tree well enough to establish enough Indian decent to pay for college and membership into the Creek Nation, however she has never been willing to share, why I don't know, but she was able to obtain numerous birth and death records.

Still Born Baby Emily Hope Nix 1953 Craig Nix 5-12-1955�(nearly died at birth) married Sharon Kay Webster born March 24, 1957 of Tallassee/Kent, AL daughter of Eurelle Miller Webster whom married Zora Pearl Kelly.

�������Joshua Paul Nix 4-23-1980 (developed colon cancer at age 15 but not detected until age 21)�and Kristen Kara Nix 12-30-1977 (no children as of 2004)
           Joshua Paul Nix's Children:
           Carson Ky Nix 11-11-2000
           Sarah Rose Nix 3-1-2002
           Joshua Paul Nix 4-23-1980 married Donya Michele Eason (Eclectic, AL) 10-3-81
               Currently living in Millbrook, AL (Elmore County)

Keith Allen Nix born 1957 married Mary Leigh Adamsik of South Florida (living in Ft. Myers, FL)

   children:     Marki Leigh Nix�born 1993
                    Danielle Leigh Nix 12-6-1988
����Keith adopted Mary's first born son Greg Leigh Nix who has become an Army Ranger Officer and excelled very well

Kimberlie Walker Nix 1965 married Rodney Walker of Macon County, AL (live in Opelika, AL)

       Children:   Emily Nix���1997
                       Molly Adillia Walker (nearly died at birth) 2001

I have some more that I'd like to share, but will require Microsoft Word to open, I will try to send it soon.

Thanks J. Paul Nix 263 Payson Road Deatsville, AL 36022

Delivered-To: X-Receiver: Dalton 6671 Reply-To: JoshuaPaulNix<> From: JoshuaPaulNix<> To: <> Subject: re: berlie ethridge nix & family Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 06:19:50 -0000

I'll send that file. Can you tell me about someone named Valentine Nix? I remember my grandfather talking about him from time to time. Several of his family is burried in a cemetary along the Warrior River, I thought the town's name was Warrior, but I'm not sure. I do know it is in Etowah County. If you have another email address, would you send it to me? I've been looking for the file (off and on) since I got your email this morning and will send it as soon as I can. I'm doing some observation work right now for Auburn University, so it may take a day or two. My grandfather's sister, Irene Pate lives in Pell City, AL and I believe she knows a good bit about the family. She was Berlie's youngest sibling. She extremely kind and althought getting old, is very entergetic. I really should go see her. I'll go ahead and tell you. Berlie was a very hard father to his children. When I went to live with him, I became his 2nd chance at fatherhood and my aunts and uncles began to resent me terribly. I don't keep in touch with them and to be honest, I don't want to. However, other members of the family I do like to know about, but I'm embarrassed about my relationship with Kim, Phyllis, Keith, and Craig (my father). When Craig was born he went 10 minutes without breathing and although not diagnosed with brain damage, he's clearly not quite right. But, he can't help it. He never has been able to and I understand that. He couldn't handle being a father and walked out when I was about 10 months old. However, my mother, Sharon Webster Hackett (remarried), couldn't afford children on her own and sent my sister and I to live with Berlie and Earline. We lived with them until 1985, and in 1992 I decided to move back in with them. I always called Berlie (DAD), and was 6 before I learned that he wasn't my real father. He told me that he would always be my "DAD" so I never called him anything else. He died when I was 16. My grandmother and I weren't particularly close. She felt like she shouldn't have to raise her grandchild, but I felt I should stay with her after his death, even though I didn't want to. I'd better go now before I spend the rest of the evening in tears. Let's keep in touch.

J. Paul Nix, call me Paul.

It seems no one knows Molly's maiden name. I asked Earline several times, but she could never remember, I'll send for my uncle Keith and see if he knows. I do know that she was half Creek or Cherokee Indian. I heard on many many occasions of her brother or father being severly crippled and being burried sitting up in a rocking chair.�

Ellis did marry Lethy (I don't know the spelling, but it was pronounced Leeth E). They had a son named Waco, he's about 50 now.�

Irene does still live with Roger. I too have come across an obit for another Irene Pate. As far as the middle initial, I don't know. Roger and Sherry's son's are Jason (oldest) and Brandon.

The more I hear from you, the more comes back to me.

I'm working now, but will most likely email again this evening.