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Martha Anna Hicks, 98, formerly of Lakewood, Illinois, and of Shelbyville for the past six years, died on Nov. 23, 2016.
She was born on May 14, 1918 in Fayette County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Katie Dodson Morell and John Morell.
She married Archie Hicks on July 23, 1935. He passed away on Jan. 28, 1986.
Surviving are eight children: Charles Scott Hicks, Lakewood, Gary (Shela) Hicks, Tower Hill, Dennis (Linda) Hicks, Cowden, Samuel Hicks, Herrick, Lulu Belle (Bill) Oliver, Bluff City, Judy (Clyde) Schoonover, Herrick, Lois (Steve) Corley, Lakewood, and Trudy (Dale) Randall, Beecher City; 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren; three brothers, John Mac Morell, Raymond Morell and Roy Morell, all of Ramsey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, mother and father, stepmother, a son, Larry, a son-in-law, a great-granddaughter, four brothers, and two sisters.
A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey. Grandson Josh A. Hicks officiated. Pallbearers were grandsons Randy Schoonover, Jacob Hicks, Josh Hicks, Joe Hicks, Shaun Corley and Shane Corely. The burial was at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Ramsey, Illinois.
Published on November 30, 2016
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