The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 12, 2013

Lloyd J. Hickman


COVINGTON, Ind. — Lloyd J. Hickman, 88, of Covington, Ind., died at 6:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at The Waters of Covington.

Lloyd was born April 22, 1924, near State Line, Ind. He was the son of Jesse H. and Emma (Taylor) Hickman.

He was a 1943 graduate of Covington High School.

He married Carolyn Astell in Marshfield, Ind., on Aug. 18, 1945. She survives.

He lived east of State Line, Ind., for many years before moving to Covington in 1973.

Lloyd worked for Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, which was later known as CSX. He retired in 1985 after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, F& AM Covington Lodge 60, receiving his 50-year pin, Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, Order of Eastern Star Troy Chapter 145, receiving a 50-year pin, and the Union RR Transportation Communications International.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Indiana University Hoosier fan.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Harold Hickman (wife, Susan) of Greenwood, Ind., and Kenneth Hickman (wife, Sharon) of Jacksonville; one daughter, Karen Auble (husband, Randy) of Indianapolis; one half-brother, Merle Hickman; one half-sister, Carol Zink; seven grandchildren, Scott Hickman (Samantha), Amanda Higgins (Allen), Brad Hickman (Nikki), Jason Hickman, Kyle Hickman (Tiffany), Melanie Fellows and David Auble; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob Hickman, Connor Hickman, A.J. Higgins, Allie Higgins, Katelyn Fellows, Madelyn Fellows, Kayleigh Hickman and Cora Hickman.

Lloyd was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Howard Hickman; one sister, Evelyn Bever; one half-sister, Betty Hickman; and one grandson, James Robert Auble.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 14, with Masonic services at 6:45 p.m. EST at Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, 7114 West U.S. Highway 136, Covington, Ind. Services will be there at 11 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 15, with the Rev. Brenda Burnworth officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benson Chapel United Methodist Church or F & AM Covington Lodge 60. Online condolences may be made at

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