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Mertie Mae Loadholtz Hicks

1915 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Mertie Mae Loadholtz Hicks Obituary
LOADHOLTZ HICKS Mertie Mae Loadholtz Hicks, age 98, of Glen St. Mary, Florida passed away on April 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Mertie was born August 6, 1915 in Baker County, Florida to the late James Gordon Dowling and Ollie Sweat Dowling, pioneers of Baker County. Mertie was loving, compassionate and was affectionately known to many both inside and outside of her family as Granny. She served as a cook at the Old Taylor School and worked as the Head Cook at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital where she retired after 25 years of service. Mertie was an accomplished seamstress who spent time making beautiful clothes for her family and friends. She was the oldest charter member of Christian Fellowship Temple. In her spare time, Mertie enjoyed cooking, gardening, and farming. Mertie was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband of 55 years, Roscoe E. Loadholtz; her second husband of 16 years, Ira Lee Hicks; her daughter, Deloris Katherine Loadholtz; her brother, Drew Dowling; her sisters, Loy Roberts, Nettie Rodgers, and Katherine Brogdon. Mertie is survived by her four children, Dennis W. Rabbit Loadholtz, Sr., Ollie Jeanette Crews, Wanda L. Davis, Raymond E. Loadholtz (Venita Ann); four stepchildren from Ira Lee Hicks, eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 am at Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny, Florida with Pastor David Thomas and Pastor Tim Thomas officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Taylor Cemetery in Taylor, Florida. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the church. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit to sign the family's guest book. Please Sign the Guestbook @
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 11, 2014
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