Vivian Mercille Linton, or known to her grandchildren as, “Cille”, of Clarksville, passed away at her daughter’s residence on Monday, December 28, 2020. Mrs. Linton was born, December 24, 1926, in Coushatta, Louisiana to Eland and Eva Scott Dickson. Mercille met Chester Linton of Bagwell. Not long after they married in Orange, Texas. He preceded her in death in 2000, after 57 years of marriage. Mrs. Linton was retired from the Clarksville Independent School District, being secretary at both the Vocational Building and Clarksville Junior High School. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed being with her family and especially teaching her great grandchildren her “tricks” of playing 42. Mercille loved traveling with her friends and was known for her delicious cooking. She was a longtime member of the Bagwell Church of Christ, always had a smile and was willing to help when there was a need. Her sister, Violet Carlisle; and 2 brothers, I.L. Dickson and Elan Dickson also preceded her in death. Mrs. Linton was 94 years old.
Graveside services are set for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Meadowbrook Gardens in Paris with Kyle Ewing officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home. Covid -19 regulations apply.
There will be no formal visitation.
Pallbearers are Kyle Ewing, Kole Ewing, Kade Ewing, Joel Green, Eli Green, Dayton Carlisle, Dylan Coker, Mark Miller and Danny Miller.
Honorary Pallbearers are Donald Mills, Wesley Ewing, Ronnie Bridges, Kolt Perkins and Sean Merchant.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Ewing and husband, Dickie of Clarksville; grandchildren, Kyle Ewing and wife, Laura of Ft. Worth, Amy Green and husband, Joel of Paris; great grandchildren, Kole and Kade Ewing and Sophia and Eli Green; great grandchildren, Caleb, Coy and Caela; 1 nephew, Dayton Carlisle; and 2 nieces, Villea Rea Browning and Darlene Dickson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Red River County Public Library, 315 N. Walnut, Clarksville, Texas 75426 or the Clarksville Food Pantry C/O Patsy Jones, 946 FM 1159, Clarksville, Texas 75426.
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