Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Bertha Ann Ruth Hicks
Bertha Ann Ruth Hicks, 94, of Greystone Road, Greeneville, TN, passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014, at her home.
Mrs. Hicks was a homemaker and mother of nine children. She was the oldest member of The Sanctuary (UPCI) where she attended as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Hicks loved the Lord Jesus, her family and her church.
She had such a sweet demeanor, a ready smile that would light up her face when she saw family or friends, a cheerful laugh that could only be equaled by an angelic choir and the heart of a servant that was always ready to help anyone in need.
Born April 20, 1919, in Kingsport, TN, she was a daughter of the late Samuel D. and Addie Lambert Ruth. She married the love of her life, Charles L. Hicks, April 27, 1940. They were married for 59 years.
Mrs. Hicks was predeceased by her husband, two sons, Terry Darrell and William Larry Hicks, two daughters, Patsy Hicks Smith and Carol June Hicks, three grandchildren, three sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include three sons and their wives, Charles (Roma Sharee) of Greeneville, Gary (Linda) of Miramar, FL, Jerry (Virginia) of McClellanville, SC; two daughters, Barbara Hughes and Sandra (J.W.) Spencer, both of Greeneville; a daughter-in-law, Janet Hicks of Charleston, SC; a son-in-law, Habron Smith of Greenville, SC; ten grandchildren, Larry (Kelly) and Wayne (Penny) Hicks of Greeneville, Barbie (David) Chinnis and Chip (Sylvia) Holmes of Summerville, SC, Lori (Martin) Martinez of Miramar, FL, Jerry (Lorrie) Hicks, Jr., of Knightsville, SC, Mark Smith of Jedburg, SC, Deborah (Terry) Malone of Greeneville, Jennifer Hicks and Terry Darrell (Crystal) Hicks, Jr. of North Charleston, SC.; 24 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wished to express a special thank you to the staff of Amedysis Hospice for their loving care. And to the 3rd floor nurses, CNA’s, lab and housekeeping staff at Takoma Regional Hospital, a big “thank you” from “Grandmammy Doodle.”
Visitation was 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home, The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Jeremy Carver, pastor of The Sanctuary, officiated. Following the service, the body was taken to Carolina Memorial Gardens in North Charleston, SC where visitation was from 3-6 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service was held there at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Larry Phillips of Loganville, GA officiating. Interment followed in Carolina Memorial Gardens where she was interred beside her husband.
Pallbearers were her grandsons at both services.
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home served the family in Greeneville, TN and Carolina Memorial Funeral Home served the family in North Charleston, SC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hicks family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.