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Franklin County man reported missing

What started out as a leisurely Sunday drive and trip to thegrocery store for an elderly Meadville man has now left his familymembers scratching their heads and speculating as to hiswhereabouts Monday morning.

Franklin County native Jack Nixon, 89, was last seen by hisfamily Sunday around 1:30 p.m. He left his residence in Meadvilleto travel to Bude to the grocery store to pick up milk and eggs andmaybe check on a piece of property he owns nearby – only 3 to 4miles from where he started. He never returned home.

“He sometimes goes on a drive on Sundays,” his stepson KenStroud said.

This time, though, Nixon didn’t return home.

According to Stroud, Nixon left home driving his silver 2007Chrysler Pacifica with Mississippi plates A4138. He is a whitemale, 6-feet-tall and approximately 200 lbs. He wears glasses andhearing aids.

“He was wearing a light-weight red jacket, a blue knit polo-typeshirt and jeans,” Stroud said.

Nixon’s wife, Alice, heard from her husband around 7:30 lastnight when a good Samaritan called to get directions to help Nixonget home. Nixon does not own a cell phone.

“He stopped to get directions and a lady assisted him,” Stroudsaid. “Mom spoke with Jack.”

Stroud said Nixon assured his wife he was OK and was now pointedin the right direction and could make it home.

Stroud said his stepfather was last seen near Angie, La.,driving north on LA Highway 21 toward Mississippi, which is betweenBogalusa, La., and the Columbia-Tylertown area.

Nixon’s family is very worried, Stroud said, especially with thedropping temperatures.

The family asked if anyone has seen Nixon or his vehicle to callthe Mississippi Highway Patrol, their local law enforcement agency,the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 601-384-2323 or Stroudat 601-384-7523.