Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 2, 2013

Herman Glen (Sonny) Hicks

PRINCETON — PRINCETON — Herman Glen (Sonny) Hicks, 74, of Undercliff Terrace, Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on April 5, 1939 in Bluefield, he was a son of the late, Everett and Verlie Meadows Hicks. He had been a lifelong resident of Mercer County, and was a graduate of Bluefield High School. He was a veteran of the US Army and the National Guard. He was a former coal miner for over 20 years and was a member of the UMWA. He was an expert jeweler for 15 years until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Hicks; and a sister, Arnolene Snapp.

Survivors include wife of 55 years, Janice Webb Hicks of the home; four daughters,       Cathy Clark and husband, Jeff of Princeton, Vickie West and husband, Steve of Spartanburg, S.C.,  Tina Powers and husband, Darrell of Princeton and Christy Wood and husband, Mark of Princeton, six grandchildren, Corey Clark (Melissa), Courtney Clark Neidig (Chase), Alex West, Kaitlyn Powers, Nicholas Wood, and Andrew Wood; great-grandchild, Jackson Clark; brother, Darrell Hicks and wife, Betty of Bluefield; two sisters, Bonnie Yelek of Colorado and Rita Brown of Florida.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Reverend David Kirby and the Reverend Edward Wood officiating. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Mausoleum in Bluewell with Mark Wood, Darrell Powers, Steve West, Jeff Clark, Corey Clark, Chase Neidig, serving as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

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