ESSEX - Edith C. Hicks, 76, died Dec. 1, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Aug. 9, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Joe and Rosie Boss Cowin, she was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Essex and was of the General Baptist belief.
On Feb. 8, 1947, at Gray Ridge, she married Joseph E. Hicks who preceded her in death on June 24, 1996.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include: six sons, Harold Hicks of Cape Girardeau, Eddie Hicks of Dexter, Freddie Hicks of Fruitland, Mike Hicks of Fairmont, Minn., Mark Hicks of Poplar Bluff and Gary Hicks of Marble Hill; two daughters, Phyllis Lemons and Freda Cox of Dexter; two sisters, Ethel Gregory of Morehouse and Martha Holly of Lansing, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Kevin Eskew of Bloomfield will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter.