Rebecca Lea Hicks

Rebecca Lea Hicks, 60, of Harriman, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at her home, while surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Harriman. She was a lifelong resident of this area.
She was a loving mother and grandmother, a faithful Christian and a member of Elverton Primitive Baptist Church. She loved attending worship service and taking care of her grandchildren.
Before her disability, she was employed as a DCT packer at Kimble Chase, Rockwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas William Smith and Martha Elizabeth Hensley Smith; her husband of 37 years, Clifford Lee Hicks; and a sister, Betty Jean Baker.
She is survived by daughters, Rhonda Jean Collins and husband Michael, Oliver Springs, and Misty Renee Webb and husband Richard, Harriman; grandchildren, Kaleb, Rebekah and Matthew Webb, Steven, Jason and Courtney Collins; a brother, Mike Smith and wife Martha, Knoxville; sisters, Lucy Smith, Harriman, Kathy Smith, Rockwood, Alice Davis and husband Jackie, Harriman, Branda Stamps and husband Harvey, Monterey, and Judy Scarbrough, Lenoir City.
She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Danny Gouge and wife Vickie, Harriman; sisters-in-law, Brenda Patterson and husband Lawrence, Oliver Springs, and Judy Orbesen and husband Michael, Harriman; several nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends, including Danny and Nancy Cornett, Lacy and Sarah Cornett, Bridget Woodward, Stacie Newport and Lee Nance, and all her family at Elverton Primitive Baptist Church.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. The funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Elverton Primitive Baptist Church, with Pastor Charles Campbell officiating. Burial followed at Elverton Cemetery. An online guest book is available at

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Sharp Funeral Home
209 Roane Street Oliver Springs, TN 37840
(865) 435-7261
Published in Roane County News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2013