BELMONT - Ira Nell Brittain Hicks, 80, passed away peacefully at home July 23, 2013.
She was born Jan. 2, 1933, in McAdenville, to the late Ira A. and Lucille Rankin Brittian.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Norman R. Hicks, sister Virginia Edwards and brother Thomas D. Brittain.
Ira Nell is survived by her daughter Sharon Hicks Allen and husband Chris; granddaughter Elizabeth Pullen all of Belmont; sisters Phyllis Helms, Grace Armstrong both of Belmont, Alice Farmer and Jane Lewis both of Gastonia; brothers David and Donald Brittain both of Gastonia; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Service will be private.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28054.
A Simple Service, burial and cremation, is serving the family 704-884-0150.