Nancy Hicks Conaway
Services for Nancy Hicks Conaway of Lumber City were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Full Gospel Gospel Church of God of Lumber City. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Officiating ministers were Bishop William Hollis, Pastor/Eulogist, Elect Lady Estella Hollis, Pastor Naomi Conaway and Pastor Lavonne Benyard.
Nancy Hicks Conaway was born April 20, 1948 to the late Aaron Hicks and Emma Tomblin Hicks in Telfair County. She gained her heavenly wings Tuesday, Sept. 26.
She attended Central High School in McRae, Georgia. She was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Daniel Conaway. Before she retired, she was employed by Husqvarna, Hazlehurst Mills and Alco Manufacturing. She was also a Lumber City Head Start Teacher and Bus Driver. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of God in Lumber City. She proudly filled her mother’s seat on the Mother’s Board after her death.
Nancy was a very loving, compassionate person. She loved cooking and feeding her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed going shopping for bargains in the local stores with her family and friends. Her biggest delight was talking on her cell phone(s).
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Earl McDuffie and her brothers, Carl Hicks and the Rev. Marvin McRae.
She leaves to cherish precious memories to her daughter, Sabrina (Kenny) Dove of Knoxville, Tenn;. sons, Timothy McDuffie and Darrell (Joy) Conaway, both of Lumber City; her grandchildren, Toddrick Dove, JaQuez Dove, Kendasha (Sergio James) Bryant, Torrence Davis, David Hudson, Shavaloe Dixon and Jokwecha Hudson; great-grandchildren, Taylor Hudson, Isaiah Dixon, LaKing Dixon and Jaytwon Black; sisters, Claretha (Joseph) Jordan, Warner Robins, Emma (Danny Haynes) Hicks, Lumber City, Shirley (Rufus) McRae, Hazlehurst, Carolyn (Glenn) Patterson, Macon and Angela Faye Russell, Lumber City; brothers, Aaron (Dolly) Hicks, Irvin Hicks, both of Lumber City, Jeffery (Sabrina) Hicks, Atlanta, Milton McRae, Lumber City and Michael (Debra) McRae of Hazlehurst; aunts, Nancy Askew Darden, Painesville, Ohio and Jeanette Northwood, Macon; uncles, Floyd Tomblin Jr., Painesville, Ohio; Willie Joe McRae, Clarence McRae, both of New York and Arthur Tomblin, Reidsville; In-laws, Larry (Sarah) Conaway, Glinda Conaway, both of Lumber City and Harry (Hattie) Stegall of Hazlehurst; godchildren, Nicole (Everett) Boston, Lahoma (Freddie) Robinson and Sharon McRae; special friends, Willie Pearl Mosley, Doris Jacobs and Susie Clements; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, the McDuffie Family, the Dove Family and the Full Gospel Church Family whom she dearly loved.
Pallbearers were Arnee Hardee, Orlando Faison, Keith Johnson, Leondress Faison, Ronald Dove Jr., Dedrick Robinson, LaKeith McRae, Royrickus Clements and Tony Stegall.
Flower Bearers were Mother Ora Walker, Sister Barbara Quinn, Sister Mary Swint and nieces.
King Brothers Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.