Mason Martin Hicks, 101, of Hillsville, passed away on Feb. 9, 2013, at Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows Nursing Home in Laurel Fork.
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He was the son of the late Jerry M. Hicks and Laura F. Stoneman Hicks.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Gardner Hicks; six brothers, Herbert, Howard, James, Ray, Walter and Brooks Hicks; and three sisters, Ida, Annie and Edith.
In 1976 Mason retired from the New Jersey Zinc Company, in Austinville, Va., with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Dalton Hill Christian Church, and a member of the Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) of Virginia since 1949. He enjoyed gardening, hunting fishing and all sports. Mason attended church and the Carroll County Senior Citizens meetings on a regular basis.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Peggy Hicks of Richmond; granddaughter and spouse, Amy and Richard Michaux Jr., of Richmond; and two great-grandsons, Mason and Marlon Michaux of Richmond.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chip Neely and Pastor Jason Simpkins officiating.
Odd Fellows service was held at the cemetery.
Buriall followed at Monta Vista Memory Gardens in Galax. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145 HILLSVILLE, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013