RISING STAR Graveside services for Sammie Jay Mixon Stewart, 60, of Rising Star, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Rising Star Cemetery in Rising Star with Jerry Echart Officiating. Visitation will be at from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home.

He died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1943, in San Angelo, to Samuel Councle and Myrtle Gracie Wright-Mixon. He was married to Dianne Marie Jennings on July 22, 1977, in Abilene.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Marie Stewart of Rising Star; a son, Sam Stewart of Fort Worth; a daughter, Raquel Stewart of Abilene; four grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie Larkin of Rising Star; Pauline Anderson of California; and a brother, Franklin Hudson of Temple. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leroy Hudson.