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Elza D. Hicks

Elza David "Doc" Hicks, age 89, of Golden City, passed away Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013, at Truman Healthcare Center, where he had been a resident for the past year.      Elza was born January 22, 1924 at the family farm near Colgate, Oklahoma, one of the six children of Nelson and Ida Mae (Hampton) Hicks.   On July 18, 1942, near Leedy, Oklahoma, Doc married Verda L. Feltenberger and they had celebrated nearly 54 years together before her death July 9, 1996.   He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Cecil and John Wesley Hicks; two sisters, Lanoria Fanning and Lillian Habbicot; and a son, Dorville David Hicks who died at the age of 18 from leukemia.      The Hicks family moved to Barton County in 1951.  In addition to farming, Doc delivered feed to area farmers, while working for multiple store owners, and delivered propane for Tri-County Gas Company and M.F.A.  He was a member of Newport Baptist Church and had also attended First Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church in Golden City.      Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Elvin and Kay Hicks of Lamar; a daughter, Lanis Hicks of Columbia, Missouri; a sister, Marie Brown of Newport, Oregon; three grandchildren, Nelson Hicks and James Hicks, both of Columbia, and Kathryn Oliver of Lawrence, Kansas; and four great-grandchildren, Jonny Oliver, Kendra Oliver, Kaitlin Hicks and Shawna Hicks.      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 5th, at Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie Pennell officiating.  Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.      Memorial contributions are suggested to American Leukemia Foundation in care of the funeral home.
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