The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 1, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


Frances ‘Fanny’ Lee Hicks

RICHWOOD — Frances “Fanny” Lee Hicks, 85, of Richwood, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division, after a short illness.

Fanny was born December 29, 1926, in Richwood, to the late Leland and Hopkins Weese Reese.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and a devoted care giver for her late invalid mother.

She graduated from Richwood High School class of 1944 and received a degree from the school “Hard Knocks.” She worked in Washington, D.C., during World War II, and then she returned home to work at B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co.

With her husband, she operated the business, Hicks Full Service Station, until it was later sold.

At the time of her death she was employed at Dollar Tree in Summersville, W.Va. She loved her home town and knew its history well; John and Fanny were the home town “boy & girl.” She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder and Treasurer. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Society, Rhododendron Garden Club, Commandant of Corps of Admiral Ladies, Anniversary “Sweetheart” Cherry River Navy and a member of the Charleston Ski Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John David Hicks.

Survivors include a son, John David Hicks II and wife, Betty, Richwood; sister-in-law, Winifred and husband, Bill Smith, Parkersburg, W.Va.; cousins, Andy Reese, Maryland, Sue and Harland Wilcox, Richwood, and Sallie Messar, Wellsburg, W.Va.; and a grandson, Jacob Jones.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richwood, with Lay Reader Bob Johnson and Rev. Joan Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Richwood Public Library, 8 White Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261, or First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 627, Richwood, WV 26261.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

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