Merline Witcher Hicks

Born in Haydenburg, TN on August 25, 1922

Departed on June 4, 2019 and resided in Millersville, TN

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Merline Witcher Hicks, age 96, passed away in her home Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Born August 25, 1922 in Haydenburg, TN, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Witcher and Hattie Spivey Witcher. Merline was also preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Frank C. Hicks. Merline was raised on the family farm in the Haydenburg community of Jackson County, TN. Here she developed her lifelong passions for gardening, raising produce, sewing and cooking at a young age. Merline carried these skills throughout her life by continuing to grow and prepare food for her loved ones well into her later years. She put her heart into every meal and made her home the center for family tradition, being that family was her greatest priority. Merline was also an accomplished quilter and had a deep connection with her church and her Lord. For 22 years, she worked in the cafeteria of Millersville Elementary School. She is survived by her son Frank (Peggie) Hicks; her daughter, Faye (Rodney) Bloodworth; 3 grandchildren, Mark Bloodworth, Kerry (Angie) Bloodworth, and Lesa Melone; 4 great-grandchildren, Knox, Will, Mia and Aidan; her sister, Edith Williams; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville on Thursday, June 6th from 4 – 8 PM and Friday June 7th from 10 – 11 AM. A celebration of life service will be held Friday at 11 AM with Dr. James Ryan and Rev. Jon Briggs officiating. Pallbearers will be Roy Apple, Vern Kleam, Eddie Hoover, Jerry Nixon, Rick Taylor, Conn Raymer, Frank Fox and Craig Callis. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

6 Comments to Merline Witcher Hicks

  1. Beckye & Rick Taylor
    June 5, 2019 7:41 pm

    My favorite aunt. Love visiting with you. Love you you forever.

  2. James G. Fykes
    June 6, 2019 8:55 am

    Mrs. Hicks was a wonderful lady. i had the pleasure of knowing her all through my childhood in Millersville. She would always greet you by name and with a smile as you went through the cafeteria line at school. She new all of us by name,
    I know she will be missed by her family and her community. A great lady devote to her family!!!!!

    Jim Fykes
    Krum, Texas

  3. Jimmy and Mary Ann
    June 6, 2019 10:49 am

    Merlene was such a sweet lady. Great aunt of my husband. She was a joy to be with. Remember when we went to visit them for a day when our children were a young age. Think it was close to Thanksgiving. She had a feast prepared. Enjoyed our get to gathers at Bowling Green KY at Ryan’s .
    Always fond memories .

  4. Mary Ann Prince
    June 6, 2019 5:54 pm

    What a great lady with a great smile! She had such a hearty laugh, and made others want to laugh with her. Always busy doing something for her family , working in her garden, on her projects, or serving the community. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
    Bobby and Mary ann prince.

  5. Sartin
    June 7, 2019 9:25 pm

    She help raise a bunch of kids in Millersville .

  6. Angela Redding
    June 9, 2019 2:46 pm

    I remember Mrs. Hicks from my childhood. She was such a sweet lady! I will certainly e praying for your family.

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