Mrs. Rita Vannette Hicks, age 67, of Rutherford, Tennessee, passed away from this life on October 8, 2012, at her home. Funeral services for Mrs. Hicks will be conducted on Friday, October 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dyer with Bro. Jerry Legg, Bro. Marlon Stephens, and Bro. DeWayne Goodgine officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford Cemetery of Rutherford.
Mrs. Rita was born June 24, 1945 in Trenton; the daughter of Vannie Lee Todd and the late William Howard Dabbs. She was a preschool teacher for First Baptist Church of Dyer’s Mom’s Day Out program.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by her spouse, Douglas Hicks; three daughters, Gina Horner, Sandy Thompson, and Pennye Cole; seven grandchildren, Allen Thompson, Aimee Patton, Aerial Clark, Dylan Cole, Alyson Horner, Austin Thompson, Macie Cole; three great-grandchildren, Haley Kemp, Carly Thompson, and Weston Thompson; also four sisters, Bonnie Pelc, Tina Braska, Donna Graves Denny, and Kathy Keith. She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers: Allen Thompson, Dylan Cole, Austin Thompson, John Clark, Eric Patton, and Lehman Webb.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at the First Baptist Church in Dyer. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Rita Vannette Hicks.