GAFFNEY, S.C.-Anna Laura Huskey Hicks, 75, of 209 Grassy Pond Road, passed on to heaven Nov. 12, 2012, at her home while surrounded by family and friends.
Mrs. Hicks, a retired elementary school teacher
, devoted 39 years of her life to educating and influencing children. She was an active, life-long member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church.
Born Nov. 12, 1937, to the late Jennings Bryan and Helen Austell Huskey, she was the widow of the late Charles Avery Hicks.
Left to honor her and remember her sweet nature are a son, Charles Brian (Chuck) Hicks and wife Shawn of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Laura Beth Phillips and husband John of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Elias Bowman Hicks, Stanley Richard Yeargin, Emily Claire Phillips, Luke Jennings Phillips, and William Seth Phillips.
Also surviving are brothers, Bill Huskey and wife Thelma; and Tom Huskey and wife Janet, both from Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Kathryn Grayson and husband Roger of Shelby; and a sister-in-law, Lula Ann Scruggs and husband Bobby of Gaffney, S.C.
She is predeceased by two sisters, Mary Mussman and husband Frederick; and June Lanier and husband Shuford.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Grassy Pond Baptist Church
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grassy Pond Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Terry Lanford and the Rev. Martin Hogg
Burial: Grassy Pond Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory of Gaffney, S.C. is serving the family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Mission Trip Fund, Grassy Pond Baptist Church, 254 Grassy Pond Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29341
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com