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Rita Vannette (Dabbs) Hicks

Born: Sun., Jun. 24, 1945
Died: Mon., Oct. 8, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
Location: First Baptist Church of Dyer

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 12, 2012
Location: First Baptist Church of Dyer

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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.

Charitable donations may be made in Rita's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712

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Teresa Lawlor
   Posted Wed October 10, 2012
I am very sorry Dee. My prayers are with you and your family. May God be there for each one of you in your time of need. Dee I miss. You and your famliy be careful. Dee if you need anything please give me a call.
Love Ya Teresa Lawlor

Josephine Oliver
   Posted Thu October 11, 2012
To all of Rita''s family, my sincere sympathy. We were classmates at Dyer Schools. We shared alot of memories there and visiting in each others home. She was a special lady and loved by everyone who knew her. I enjoyed hearing from her on Facebook. She is at peace now with no more suffering. May God Bless all of you and hold you in his loving arms until we all meet in heaven with our Lord.
Love in Christ,
Josephine Oliver

Ben and Mary Seward
   Posted Sun October 14, 2012
Ben and I regret so much to read about the death of Rita, and we extend to you our warmest words of sympathy. We will always remember her devotion to her family and loyalty to her church.

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