Theophilus Edward "T.E." Ricks
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T.E. Ricks passed away at Nash General Hospital on Oct. 7, 2006. T.E. was born on Feb. 27, 1931 to the late William Wallace Ricks and Lucile Jones Ricks and raised in the Aventon community. He graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School and North Carolina State University. After college, he served in the U.S. Army in postwar Germany where he met his wife of 50 years, Grace Evans Ricks. He is survived by his children and their spouses Walter and Susan Ricks, Tina and Jimmy Glover and Ted and Midge Ricks and his grandchildren Hunter, Grace, Sophie, Lucy and Ella. Also surviving T.E. are his siblings Lady Huffaker of Conroe, Texas, Margaret Asbury of Gastonia, N.C., and Ben Ricks of Aventon, N.C. He was preceded in death by his sister Frances King and his daughter Lisa Ricks. The majority of T.E."s career was spent as a Realtor with Boone, Hill, Allen and Ricks in Rocky Mount. He was a longtime member and deacon of Lakeside Baptist Church. He served in numerous civic and governmental capacities. T.E. was best known as the "unofficial historian of Nash County." His primary passion was for the Nash County Historical Association and specifically the preservation of Stonewall. There will a visitation with the family at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Lakeside Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nash County Historical Association for the benefit of Stonewall at P.O. Box 8442, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2006.
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November 6, 2006
Tina, Walter and Ted,
I was so sad to hear about your father's passing. He was such a wonderful man. I have fond memories of him. My best to you, Missy Laing
Missy Laing
October 14, 2006
Margaret & Lady,
So sorry to see this notice about your brother. I remember T.E. & Frances when I visited you at your home. We were in Griffins Elementary School together. They were older but we all thought they were great, along with your Mom. God bless you all always. Your loses have been many in the last few years.
Love from your childhood friend,
Jackie Chappell Harper, Richmond, VA
Jackie Harper
October 10, 2006
Walter, sorry to hear of my WHITE
be with you, but I can PRAY. If you need me, Please call,PEARL BURDEN AT 252977-7144.
Annie Pearl Burden
October 9, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
W.C. Allen
October 9, 2006
Walter, Tina and Ted, we were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please accept the condolences of the entire Columbus Wallace family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Michael, Joyce, Allie and Tyler
Michael Wallace
October 9, 2006
Ted, I was so sorry to hear about your father's death. Know that you and your family are in my prayers as you treasure the memories of his life and mourn his passing. God's peace, Pat
Pat Prather
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