Sam L. "Dudy" Hicks, 83, of Dinwiddie County, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Helen Jones Hicks; a son, Glen L. Hicks; a daughter, Brenda C. Hicks; a brother, Bright Hicks; a sister, Maxine Gunnell; and loving companion, Yorkie Abbey.

Sam proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a retiree of Honeywell. He is survived by his wife, Teressa Pulley Hicks; son, Gary C. Hicks; sister, Jane Buren and husband, John; brother, Jack Hicks and wife, Sally; two granddaughters, Michele Stender and husband, Rick, and Lauren Hicks; grandson, Jed Hicks and wife, Ashley; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Martin and Betty Hicks; close friend, Martina Cassidy; many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Southlawn Memorial Park.

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Published in The Progress-Index on Dec. 8, 2012