Albert J. Hicks of Dothan died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Westside Terrace. He was 77. Funeral services for Mr. Hicks will be Wednesday in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gillis Crenshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Rocky Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pansey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, PO Drawer 2127, Dothan, AL 36302. The family will receive friends at 605 Reid Drive, Dothan, AL. Mr. Hicks was born May 11, 1930, to Rufus and Eunis Hicks in Pansey. He later joined the Dothan Police Department and was a 1974 graduate of the FBI Police Academy. Mr. Hicks retired from the police department as a lieutenant after 25 years of service. He was married to Mary Pauline Hicks for 55 years before her death in 2005. Mr. Hicks enjoyed spending time at the lake, fishing and being with his grandchildren. Mr. Hicks is preceded in death by his father, wife, daughter, Sylvia Hicks; son, Michael Hicks and two brothers, Rupert and Danny Hicks. Survivors include his mother, Eunis Hicks; son, Donald and Joanne Hicks of Dothan; daughter-in-law, Katherine Hicks of Dothan; sister, Shirley and Jimmy Foxworth of Ashford; brothers, Edward Hicks, Sammy and Hilda Hicks, all of Ashford; five grandsons, Barry and Melanie Hicks, John Ashley and Wendy Hicks, Clayton Hicks, Kerry Hicks, all of Dothan, Tory and Angel Hicks of Ocala, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Bryson Hicks, Donald James Hicks and Molly Grace Hicks. Serving as pallbearers will be Stan Smith and Mr. Hicks grandsons. Southern Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, (334) 702-1712, is in charge of arrangements.
Video Extra: Pool Safety As Summer Begins
An average of 390 children drown each year in the United States, most younger than 5, according to two new reports.
California Teen Cuts Cell Phone Charging In Half
Waiting for your smartphone to charge may be a thing of the past -- thanks to a high school student.
Video Extra: Health Minute - Fit For Summer
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, the unofficial kick-off of the summer season.
Jury Deadlocked On Arias Sentencing
Jodi Arias will not be put to death -- at least not yet.
Plane Parts Fall Out Of The Sky Near Atlanta Landing On Home
Federal authorities are investigating why pieces of a 747 cargo plane crashed into the woman's house Sunday afternoon.
Roby Votes to Approve Keystone Pipeline
President Obama "standing in the way" of major jobs project.
Animal Tracks for 5-22-2013
This weeks Animal Tracks features some very lovable animals who are in need of good homes.
Wallace Honors Spring 2013 Nursing Students
Wallace Community College recently conferred credentials upon spring 2013 graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs at the Dothan Civic Center. The graduates...
Sessions Remarks On Coalition Letter, Growing Opposition To Gang Of Eight's Proposal
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a statement regarding today's letter from a broad coalition of national...
Alabama Ready to Assist Oklahoma as Needed in Tornado Recovery
Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday said various state agencies in Alabama are in contact with their counterparts in Oklahoma to offer any assistance needed in the recovery from Monday's...