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Obituaries

November 23, 2013

Ray C. Hicks

PERRYSVILLE, Ind. — Ray C. Hicks, 90, of Perrysville, passed away at 1:12 p.m. CST Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the V.A. Illiana Health Care System in Danville, Ill.

He was born Oct. 22, 1923. in Perrysville, the son of the late Daniel and Eva Goff Hicks.

He first married Betty Bales. From this marriage are two surviving children, Ellen Kay George of Peoria, Ill., and Michael R. and Beth Baade-Hicks of Bloomington, Ind.

He later married Cleta Baker Taylor on June 26, 1996, in Kentucky. She survives.

Other survivors include his step-daughter, Vicki (Wayne) Haugen of Danville; granddaughter, Lindsey R. Hicks of Ellettsville, Ind.; great-grandson, James Faulkenburg of Ellettsville; brother, Carl (Delores) Hicks of Perrysville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother- and sister-in-law, Gene (Pearl) Hicks.

Ray was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving three years during World War II. Ray was a member of the Carpenters Local 269 in Danville, and Perrysville American Legion Post 350. He was a lifetime member of the Perrysville United Methodist Church and a former member of the Perrysville Lions Club. Ray enjoyed woodworking and tending his garden.

Funeral services: noon EST Monday, Nov. 25, at Perrysville United Methodist Church in Perrysville. Officiating: Rev. Jason Dean. Burial: Hicks Cemetery in Perrysville, with military rites by Perrysville American Legion Post 350. Visitation: 10 a.m. EST Monday until time of services at the church.

Contributions may be made to Perrysville United Methodist Church, PO Box 179, Perrysville, IN 47974-0179, or Perrysville American Legion Post 350, Perrysville, IN 47974. DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Ind., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences: www.deverterfuneralhome.com.

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