Varie Mildred Hickman, 86, of Manila, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Feb. 1, 1924 at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Dora Cook Collins. Mrs. Hickman was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Manila and she loved to read the bible, sing and she enjoyed country music.
Survivors include four sons, Bill Hutchins and wife Cindy of Palmer, Alaska, Duey Hickman of Manila, Jesse Hickman and wife Lora of Tampa, Fla., and Robert Hickman of Manila; four daughters, Geralyn Myers and husband Raymond of Golden, Colo., Betty Smithee of Manila, Judy Dukes of Tampa, Fla., and Mellisa Amlong and husband Anthony of Red Oak, Texas; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hickman was preceded in death by her husband Jess Hickman, two sons, Jimmy and William Hickman; four brothers, James Collins, Bill Collins, M.C. Collins and J.C. Collins, and one sister Lillian Holcomb.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Faith Funeral Service in Manila with Rev. David Fair officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila.
The family received visitors Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.