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Originally published: 2013-12-27 08:27:36
Last modified: 2013-12-27 08:44:19

Brenda Reece Hicks

Mrs. Brenda Reece Hicks, 70, of Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 26, 2013, at home.

Born Aug. 8, 1943, in Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Frances Younce Reece. Mrs. Hicks was retired from ASU where she worked as a cook. Brenda loved her church and was an active member of Beech Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and taking her dog, Scooter on walks.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Jesse Hicks; one daughter, Jessica Hicks Trivett and husband, Jeffrey, and one son, Robert Lynn Hicks and wife, Deanna, all of Elk Park; two grandchildren, Kyle and Sonya Hicks of Elk Park; two brothers, Eddie Reece and wife, Brenda, of Elk Park, and Ronnie Reece and wife, Tammie, of Butler, Tenn.; one sister, Linda Harmon of Elk Park; and one sister-in-law, Loma Burton of York, S.C.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Edward Reece, and a brother-in-law, Clinard Harmon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Reece Hicks will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Beech Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Chad Cole and the Rev. Bill Warren will officiate. Burial to follow in the Beech Creek Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Beech Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 148, Vilas, NC 28692.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at Beech Valley Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the Hicks family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Hicks family.