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Gary Wayne Hicks
November 3, 1950 - September 3, 2006

Mr. Gary Wayne Hicks was born on Friday, November 3, 1950, son of the late Luther and Naoma Mae McElyea Hicks. Mr. Hicks died Sunday, Sept. 3rd at Woodbriar Nursing Center in Harrisburg, Ark., from injuries received in an automobile accident in February of this year at the age of 55. He was born in the Weona community near Trumann and had lived most of his lifetime in the Harrisburg and Trumann area. He was a machine specialist for American Greetings in Osceola and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Ann Hicks and Linda Gail Holmes and his parents. Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife of 34 years, Julie Ballard Hicks of the home; two daughters, Diana Lindsey of Harrisburg and Kellie Hicks of Tupelo, Miss.; one sister, Jolene Perryman of Simmesport, La.; one brother, Charles Hicks of Trumann; 3 grandchildren, Garrett Lindsey, Tiffanie Gregg and Jacob Hitt and 1 great-granddaughter, Kiyana Wilcox. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Pentecostal Church in Trumann with Rev. Rickey Forbis and Rev. Gene Loven officiating. Burial will follow in the Marked Tree Cemetery in Marked Tree, Ark., under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. Pallbearers will be Charley Byrd, Blaine Hitt, Clay Jones, Joey Lindsey, Paul Lindsey and Chad Wilcox. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 at Calvary Pentecostal Church. An online register can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Brooke Lindsey, Harrisburg says

    DD, Julie, Garrett if you need anything just call me 578-7425. I didn't find out until today and it is to late. I am sorry to here about your dad and grandpa. I love you all. Don't forget to call if you need anything. Love always, Brooke Ashley

  2. Kim Watkins, Trumann, Arkansas says

    Dear Julie so sorry to hear about your loss. You may remember that I worked with you and your husband at American Greetings. He was a very nice and friendly person and I like him very much. Thinking of you. Kim

  3. Patsy Matthews (Rogers), Maumelle, Arkansas says

    With deepest sympathy.Patsy & Kathi Rogers.

  4. Christene Bradley, Osceola, Arkansas says

  5. michelle stovall , says

    I worked with Gary, you could not ask for a sweeter person to work with,i would rather work with him as my set up than anyone else.i will miss him alot.its not the same here anymore without him, michelle stovall

  6. Paulette Barbee, Osceola, AR. says

    I worked with Gary many years - he will be greatly missed.

  7. TONY & CATHY BENNETT, HARRISBURG,AR. says

  8. Diana Milligan, Trumann, Ark. says

    My prays are with the family of Gray I know that has been a longhard road for each one of you,but let the Lord have your heart ache for he is with the Lord nowand no more pain and smiling down on you , the pain is only withthe one left behind.

  9. BRENDA BRIDGES, WILSON,AR says

    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FOR GARY'S FAMILY. I WORKED WITH GARY FOR 7 YEARS AND REALLY ENJOYED HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. IF I CAN HELP OUT IN ANY WAY PLEASE CALL ME.

  10. BRENDA BRIDGES, WILSON,AR says

    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FOR GARY'S FAMILY. I WORKED WITH GARY FOR 7 YEARS AND REALLY ENJOYED HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. IF I CAN HELP OUT IN ANY WAY PLEASE CALL ME.

  11. janie (henson)cheney, mt.view,arkansas says

    julie, my heart&prayers go out 2 u and may god hold u tight in his arms during this time. thank u 4 being a great boss at a.g. but mostly thank u 4 being there when i needed a friend. if your ever at mt.view give me a call 870-269-7084 your friend always janie(henson)cheney

  12. Brenda Chamblis ( Cox), Webb, Mississippi says

    Went to school with Gary

  13. Alice Koller, Harrisburg,Ark. says

  14. Peggy Williams, Marked Tree, AR says

    Julie,I am so sorry to hear about Gary. You are in my thoughts and prayers.With My Deepest Sympathy,Peggy Williams

  15. Johnny and Donna Newberry, Harrisburg,Arkansas says

    To the Hicks Family:Please accept our deepest regrets at the passing of your loved one.Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you. God Bless. Johnny and Donna Newberry

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  17. Mary Ruth Matthews, Trumann AR says

    Mom (Wilma Wells) and I (Mary Ruth) would like for you to know that the family is in our prayers. We know that the Lord will give you the strength you need.

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