Dateline: September 6, 2001
Horace Burdett Hitt of Cisco died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Eastland,
Texas. Services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2001,
at Pioneer Baptist Church at Pioneer, Texas. Rev. Lane Franks officiated,
assisted by Rev. Dwaine Clower. Burial was held in Crossroads Cemetery
near Ranger under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home.
Hitt was born on Jun 10, 1925, south of Tell in Childress County. He was
the son of Horace Water and Emma Lee Johnson Hitt. He attended the Tell
School for several years and graduated from Lelia Lake High School in
Donley County in 1943.
Hitt was a farmer, rancher, and a Baptist minister after the war. He
served in mission churches in New Mexico, Utah, Southside Baptist Church
at Tell, and several churches in the Eastland County area, Farmington, New
Mexico, and Andrews, Texas. At the time of his death, he was a member of
the Pioneer Baptist Church.
is survived by his wife, the former Frances Rushing of Cisco; three sons,
Bobby Hitt of Austin, Stanley Hitt of Dallas, and Bill Hitt of
Breckenridge; four daughters, Shelia Cabe of Denver, Colorado, Debbie
Stoltzfus of Morgantown, Penn., Carla Griffith of Ephrata, Penn, and Shala
Rodgers of New Holland, Penn.; a sister, Louise Hitt Copeland Sexton of
Palestine; a brother, Don Hitt of Farmington, New Mexico; 15
grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by
several cousins and other relatives in the Childress area.
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