Jacksonville - Funeral service for Anna Kate Hamrick Ficklen, 83, will be Thursday, October 10, 2013, at noon at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel in Jacksonville the Rev. Ken Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon prior to the service. Ms. Ficklen left this life on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at RMC Jacksonville. She is survived by four sons, David (Ruth) Ficklen, of Tallahassee, Fla., Randy (Vicki) Ficklen, of McDonough, Ga., Robert (Leigh) Ficklen, of Jacksonville and Richard (Tina) Ficklen, of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Joel Ficklen, Josh Ficklen, Staci (Michael) Ward, Sabrina (Nic) Rucker, Sarah Vick, Keith McIntyer and Destiny McIntyer; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Dianne Lightfoot, of Birmingham; and numerous and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be her loving sons. Ms. Ficklen was born on November 21, 1929 in Sandy Springs, Georgia to Fred and Williemae Hamrick. At the age of 12, she moved to Jacksonville with her mother. She attended Jacksonville High School. She met Gerald Ficklen and they married on June 10, 1948. They made their home in Jacksonville and raised four sons. Anna Kate was a devoted wife and mother. She was a homemaker and loved to sew for her grandchildren and make quilts for her family. Ms. Ficklen was a member at West Side Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Williemae Hamrick; her husband, Gerald Ficklen; and two brothers, Daniel Hamrick and Jimmy Ficklen. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Dr., Anniston, AL 36201. Anna Kate never met a stray she did not take in and give a forever home. She loved her babies, Buddy, Jack and Jill! Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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322 Nisbet Street NW Jacksonville, AL 36265
Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 9, 2013