Carrie Juanita Hickson, 92, of Ages, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her home following a long illness. Born June 18, 1920 in Harlan County, she had lived here most of her life. She was the oldest mother and the oldest member of the Ages Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hickson, Sr.; four children, twins Glen and Glendon Hickson, Claude “Pete” Hickson and Barbara Smith; her parents, Silas William “Sweet” Ball and Lora Broughton Ball; a sister, Gracie Stephens; and a brother, Silas William Ball, Jr.
Survivors include ten children, Calvin Hickson and wife, Linda Kay, Ferrum, VA; Marvin Hickson, Jr. and wife, Rose, Gasway, WV; Linda Poe and husband, Carl, Harlan; Charles “Buck” Hickson and wife, Debbie, Colorado; Marylynn Jo Owens, Ages; Billy Hickson and wife, Marianne, Covesville, VA; Sandy Vanek and husband, Jerry, Colorado; Carolyn Campbell, Cawood; Jackie Hickson and wife, Rhonda, Cawood; and Donna Skeate and husband, Scott, Fishersville, VA. Also surviving are two sisters, Marie Adkins, Rockholds, KY; Hazel Kimbley, Livingston, TX; a step-sister, Linda Muncy and husband, Scott, Indiana; two brothers, Earl Ball and wife, Lola; and Burley Ball, all of Coburn, VA; a step-brother, Billy Ball, Harlan; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren and several great-great-great-great-grandchildren; her 15 year old poodle, Abby; and a host of other family and friends including her church family that she loved dearly.
Visitation will be held after 1 pm Thursday and anytime Friday at the Ages Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 1 pm at the Church with the Reverend Jesse Kinder and the Reverend Jerry Collins officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens with her family and friends serving as pallbearers.