Alvin Neal Hicks, 70, of Paragould died Saturday May 3, 2008. He was born April 24, 1938 in Milligan Ridge, to Coy and Euna Hicks. He was a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ. He retired from CenturyTel Telephone Company after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue (Montgomery) Hicks, a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Tommy Shewmaker of Paragould; three sons and daughters-in-laws, Marshall and Shari Hicks, Scott and Jennifer Hicks, all of Paragould, Bill and Missie Hicks of West Memphis; five grandsons, Bradley and Allen Shewmaker, Dustin and Andrew Hicks all of Paragould, Beau Hicks of Jonesboro; a granddaughter Emily Hicks of Paragould; a great-grandson Carter Reed Shewmaker of Paragould; three sisters, Agness House and Betty St. John of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Alice Alsup of Orrick, Mo.; four brothers, Hurshel Hicks of Watkins, Colo., Johnny Hicks of Orrick, Mo., Waymon Hicks of Bay, and Eddie Hicks of Jonesboro.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Noel and Wesley Hicks.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Center Hill Church of Christ with Jon Brinkley officiating. Burial was in the Monette Memorial Cemetery.
Bradley and Allen Shewmaker, Andrew, Dustin and Emily Hicks, Steve Parker, Manuel Johnson and Royce McMillon were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Reed, Skip Layne, Randy Hutchinson, Billy Watson and Ed Jernigan.
For friends wishing to leave lasting memorials please consider the Center Hill Church of Christ Building Fund.
Online guest book is www.phillipsfuneral.net.