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Originally published: 2013-09-30 16:11:03
Last modified: 2013-09-30 16:11:48

Mary Ruth Hicks

Mary Ruth Hicks, 79, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Sept. 23, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
She was born Sept. 9, 1934, a daughter of the late Ira Edward and Hessie Elizabeth Guy Clawson.
Hicks loved to cook for her family, spend time with her kids and grandkids and enjoyed gospel music.
Along with her parents, Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, James Murphy Hicks; son, James Robert Hicks; daughter, Janie Belinda Jones; brothers, Lloyd Clawson, Stanton Clawson, Edward Clawson, Shelton Clawson; sister, Rosa Woody.
A wonderful mother and grandmother, Hicks has left to cherish her memory her children; Kenneth Hicks of Roan Mountain, Kay Brown and spouse, Thearon Hearne, of Mountain City, Tenn.; brothers, Jim Clawson, Allen Clawson, Elwood Clawson and Elsie Clawson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Hicks were conducted 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Winters and the Rev. Kenneth Junior Hicks officiating. Interment followed in the Hicks Family Cemetery. The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at http://www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Hicks family.


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