2015-05-09 / Obituaries

Elizabeth Cates Hicks

Hurdle Mills — Elizabeth Cates Hicks, formerly of 1270 Satterfield Road, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  
Born on the family farm in Person County on March 21, 1924, Mrs. Hicks was the daughter of the late James Columbus and Annie Hester Cates.  
Preceding Elizabeth in death are her husband, Hubert Merlyn Hicks; her siblings, Sue Long, Hester Cates, James Cates, J.A. Cates, Louise Day, and Hugh Cates.
She graduated from East Carolina Teachers College and retired from Person County Schools having taught at Hurdle Mills, Helena and Northern Junior High.  Mrs. Hicks was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Hicks and husband, Greg and Sue Sherman and husband, Cliff, all of Hurdle Mills; her sister, Annie Thompson Cates of Roxboro; three grandchildren, Paul Hicks and wife, Betsy, Cliff Boyd Sherman and wife, Sara, and Matthew Sherman and wife, Ashley; and three great grandchildren, Henry Sherman and twins, Deacon and Cora Sherman.  Also surviving is one sister-in-law, Pearl Hicks Ferrell.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 8, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Donald Daniel.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Visitation was held prior to the service, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Cates, C.W. Boyette, Paul Hatley, Ronnie Epps, Norman Boyette and Ray Moore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a church or charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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