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     Elza David "Doc" Hicks, age 89, of Golden City, passed away Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013, at Truman Healthcare Center, where he had been a resident for the past year.

     Elza was born January 22, 1924 at the family farm near Colgate, Oklahoma, one of the six children of Nelson and Ida Mae (Hampton) Hicks.   On July 18, 1942, near Leedy, Oklahoma, Doc married Verda L. Feltenberger and they had celebrated nearly 54 years together before her death July 9, 1996.   He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Cecil and John Wesley Hicks; two sisters, Lanoria Fanning and Lillian Habbicot; and a son, Dorville David Hicks who died at the age of 18 from leukemia.

     The Hicks family moved to Barton County in 1951.  In addition to farming, Doc delivered feed to area farmers, while working for multiple store owners, and delivered propane for Tri-County Gas Company and M.F.A.  He was a member of Newport Baptist Church and had also attended First Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church in Golden City.

     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Elvin and Kay Hicks of Lamar; a daughter, Lanis Hicks of Columbia, Missouri; a sister, Marie Brown of Newport, Oregon; three grandchildren, Nelson Hicks and James Hicks, both of Columbia, and Kathryn Oliver of Lawrence, Kansas; and four great-grandchildren, Jonny Oliver, Kendra Oliver, Kaitlin Hicks and Shawna Hicks.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 5th, at Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie Pennell officiating.  Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to American Leukemia Foundation in care of the funeral home.



#6 Amanda Swope 2013-04-26 05:59
To the hicks family
I am glad I got the honor of being able to help take care of doc. He was always a pleasure to be around. I was very upset when he passed away as he, in my eyes, had became like family to me. I will never forget him and only hope that with time the pain your feeling from his loss will ease. He is in heaven brightening the Angels days now. From the bottom of my heart I am deeply sorry.
#5 Lamar, Mo.Arline Shaver 2013-04-06 11:51
Dear Elvin, Kay, and Lanis, Thoughts and prayers for all of you on the Death of your father. May God Richly Bless You All.
#4 Bonnie and Doug Wakefield 2013-04-05 13:01
Dear Hicks Family.
While we have only known and worked with Lanis, please accept our sincere condolences for you loss. This is a very difficult time, but one that is made a bit easier by remembering the many good times that you had together.
#3 St. Paul, MNSara Sternberger 2013-04-05 08:32
So sorry to hear this news. You're in our thoughts and prayers, Lanis.
#2 United StatesPatricia Alafaireet 2013-04-05 08:03
Holding all of you in our tho'ts and prayers
#1 HMI, Columbia, MOAllison Miller 2013-04-04 12:59
I did not know your father, but I know Lanis, and from knowing her it's obvious that he was very special. The loss is heavy and deep right now, but take strength from the knowledge that he was loved and that you all can share the weight of that loss so it is not as much. I will pray for you and your family and wish comfort comes to you.

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