Obituary for Dorothy Maxine Hicks Vass

Dorothy Maxine Hicks, age 71, a lifelong resident of Vass died Wednesday March 10, 2021. 

Dorothy was born May 5th, 1949 to the late Vernon Eugene (Luke) and Cornelia Harrison (Dunk) McCrimmon. She served as a housekeeper at the North Carolina Country Club in Pinehurst for thirty plus years. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with family, shopping trips with her sisters and golf cart rides with her grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Fields Hicks; brothers Mitchell, Earl, Lester, and Grady McCrimmon. 

She is survived by her sons Samuel V. Hicks of Southport and Fiance Mary Ann Gallaher of Lexington, Dale and Lisa Hicks of Carthage; sisters Ruth and Donald Jackson of West End, Faye McCrimmon of Vass; grandchildren Wayne, Adam, Brandon Hicks, Anthony and Bethany Bibey, Crystal and Kyle Leenheer, Tiffany and Alexander Privott, and Dakota Hicks; great grandsons Case Leenheer and Elijah Bibey; pet Holly; and seven nieces and two nephews. 

A casual style graveside service will be 1:00 PM Sunday at Bethesda Cemetery. Please dress casual and bring a lawn chair. Mrs. Hicks will lie in state at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage on Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. 

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Powell Funeral Home is serving the Hicks family.

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