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Mrs. Violet White Hicks, 84, of Accokeek, Maryland, wife of Mr. Grady Thomas Hicks, formerly of Dobson, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, in Maryland, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Feb. 18, 1920 in Salem Fork to the late Abe and Stella Holyfield White.
Mrs. Hicks was a member of Christ Church of Accokeek.
She graduated from the University of Maryland, and was a retired Executive Assistant to a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda and Alec Nesbitt of Larkspur, Colorado and Mary Hicks of Foscoe, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jasper Hicks Kaplan, Grady, Ben and Ian Nesbitt, and Annie Nesbitt Lohri; and one great-grandchild.
She is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Eric Schlaginhaufen of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Jenny White of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and a large and loving extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, three as infants and Jasper, James, Bryan and Gray White; and one sister, Cecile White Howard.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Salem Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Roland Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Her body will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Salem Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.