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Originally published: 2013-01-21 16:42:49
Last modified: 2013-01-21 16:42:49

Buster Hicks

Buster Hicks, 79, of Elk Park, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Hicks was a native of Carter County. Tenn. and the son of the late Alvin William and Georgia Dolan Hicks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lou Hall Hicks on July 31, 2002; two brothers, Harold Hicks and Jack Hicks; two sisters, Bernice Hicks and Betty Hicks.
Hicks was retired from Henredon’s Furniture in Spruce Pine after 37 years service. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Elk Park, and loved to farm and sell potatoes.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Norwood, Elk Park; Roma Hicks, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and Brenda Jarrett and husband, Wade, Roan Mountain, Tenn.; one son, Terry and wife, Regina Hicks, Elk Park; two brothers, Bill Hicks and wife, Pat, Elk Park; and Leonard Hicks and wife, Ruby, Elizabethton, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Brandon Wooten, Elaine Wilson, Christopher Jarrett, Megan Jarrett, Jeremiah Jarrett, Amber Wooten, Josh Wooten, and Brianna Jarrett; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Wooten and Abel Wilson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Hicks were conducted 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in the Rhododendron Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, Tenn., with the Rev. Randy English, officiating. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service or at the home of his daughter, Roma Hicks, 112 Elisha Garland Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn.
The graveside service was conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in the Hicks Cemetery, Elk Park. Active pallbearers were Wade Jarrett, Billy Potter, Christopher Jarrett, Brandon Wooten, Josh Wooten and Terry Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were friends and neighbors. Those wishing to attend the service were asked to meet at the funeral home in Roan Mountain at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to go in procession.
The family would like to express a special thanks to those preparing the gravesite, Bud Davis, David Hicks, Noah Hicks, Tommy Brown, Tommy Brown, Jr. and Rick Hicks.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain is serving the family.
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