Barbara G. Nix

August 15, 1935September 1, 2019

WEST COLUMBIA – Barbara Gast Nix, 84, was born August 15, 1935 in Winchester, Clark County, KY and passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Carl Edward and Velma Virtue Allen Gast. Mrs. Nix was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed all aspects of homemaking and passed that love down to her family, especially the love of nature and flowers, cooking, sewing and all sorts of crafts. Her Catholic faith was strong, and she worked in numerous ways to support the Catholic Church. Mrs. Barbara Nix is survived by her husband, Davis Elijah Nix, Jr.; daughter, Theresa Nix Bostrom (Steve); son, Thomas Elliott Nix (Heather); daughter, Mary Nix Strickland (Bryan); son, Michael Charles Nix (Tami Jo); grandchildren: Andrea and Greg; Meredith, Elliott, Davis and Joshua; Ashley and Sarah; John Michael and Stephanie; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Edna Louise Rogers (Eudell). Mrs. Nix was a long-time sufferer of breast cancer and leukemia. Therefore, the family would like to thank Dr. Steven A. Madden and staff of Lexington Oncology for the excellent care they provided. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Cancer Care Fund at Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Donations may be made online at or mailed to 2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169. Please call 803-791-2540 with questions about giving. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019


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Cookie Smith

September 9, 2019

I am so very sorry for the loss of this wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. May she rest in heavenly peace.

Robert Britts

September 7, 2019

I heard my friend Thomas Eliot Nix speak highly of his parents. Ms. Nix was a fine mother and grandmother. She raised a good family. She will be missed. My condolences to the family. Bob Britts