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Mrs. Helen Groover Hicks

August 29, 1927 November 20, 2009
Mrs. Helen Groover Hicks
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Obituary for Mrs. Helen Groover Hicks

Mrs. Helen Groover Hicks, age 82, of Americus, died Friday, November 20, 2009 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. A native of College Park, Ga., Mrs. Hicks was born August 29, 1927, the daughter of the late Calton Wiley Groover and Cora Helen Bryant Groover. Mrs. Hicks was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., a homemaker and a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Americus. She enjoyed gardening, bridge, golf, painting, reading and classical music.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 23, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at First Baptist Church of Americus with Rev. Keith Parks and Dr. Bob Whitmire officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Davis, Jim Mushet, Len Hicks, Jay Davis, Sean Singletary, Spencer Singletary, Jack Wintle and Hal Beman. Honorary pallbearers will be the Dorcas Sunday School class and the Grits and Grub Group. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, John Marion Hicks of Americus; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Marie Hicks Davis and James Barry Davis of Augusta, Susan Hicks Garbow of Augusta, Beth Hicks Mushet and Jim of Augusta and Joan Hicks Oliver of Conyers; two sisters, Anne Williams of Locust Grove and Jean Dare of Jacksonville, Fl.; two brothers, James Groover of Stone Mountain and Douglas Groover of Dade City, Fl. She is also survived by ten grandchildren. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Hicks Clower in 2008. The family suggests that Memorial contributions be made to the Capital Account at First Baptist Church, 221 South Lee St., Americus, Ga. 31709, The American Cancer Society, c/o Ann Harris, 1801 Rose Ave., Americus, Ga. 31709 or The League of the Good Samaritan, Magnolia Manor, 2001 South Lee St., Americus, Ga. 31709.

You may sign the on-line guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials:
Capital Account at First Baptist Church, 221 South Lee St., Americus, Ga. 31709, The American Cancer Society, c/o Ann Harris, 1801 Rose Ave., Americus, Ga. 31709 or The League of the Good Samaritan, Magnolia Manor, 2001 South Lee St., Americus, Ga. 31709.

Cemetery:
Burial will follow at 3:00 PM at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga.

Visitation:
A visitation will be held Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel.

Service:
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 23, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at First Baptist Church of Americus

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