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Henson & Rich Funeral Home
414 E. Mound Street
Harlan, KY 40831
Tel: 1-606-573-1362

Francis "Smokey" Hicks

Born: Mon., Oct. 10, 1927
Died: Mon., Jul. 16, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 18, 2018
Location: Henson & Rich Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 19, 2018
Location: Henson & Rich Funeral Home

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Francis “Smokey” Hicks, of Cranks, KY passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at his residence at the age of 90 years old. He was a retired coal miner and had worked in the logwoods in his younger years. Smokey had an avid love for horses he was also a member of the U.M.W.A. and believed in the Pentecostal Faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren Hicks and Marie Suggs; his first wife, Ruby Rhymer Hicks and two sons, Kenneth Hicks and Ronnie Hicks.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Helen Hicks of Cranks, KY; his loving children, Frances Ann and husband, Roger Ellis of Dry Ridge, KY, James and wife, Kathy Hicks of Cranks, KY, Midge Garrett of Woodway, VA, Sandy Cottrell and husband, Wayne Alford of Browning Creek, KY and Evonda Gains of Lexington, KY. Fifteen grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Two brothers, Raymond Anderson of Richmond, KY and Kenneth Dewitt of Indiana. Two sisters, Aretta Lucas of Casey Co. KY and Jean Thompson of Hopkinsville, KY. And host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11-AM in the Chapel of the Henson & Rich Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Stepp and Rev. John Lundy officiating. Burial will follow in the Rhymer-Hicks  Cemetery at Cranks with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 PM at Henson & Rich Funeral Home.

To the family of Mr. Hicks, the staff of Henson & Rich Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement.

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