Emma Lawter Hicks, age 89, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
She was the daughter of the late Lewis Joseph Hill and the late Hessie Mae Vess Hill. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband William John Lawter and her second husband William Avery Hicks; also three brothers Boyd, Wray and Wayne Hill; one sister Dorothy Nanney.
Emma was a former member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a current member of Big Level Baptist Church she held different offices in the church. She was also retired from Broyhill.
Survivors include Two Daughters: Hessie Tipton and her husband Wade of Rutherfordton. Bertha Melton and her husband Paul of Waynesville. One Brother: J.D. Hill of Gilkey. Three Sisters: Edith Wilkerson of Glenwood, Pauline Flynn and her husband Paul of Cleveland, GA. Lorrine Flack and her husband Doug of Rutherfordton. Sister-in-law:
Madge Hill. Three grandchildren. Four great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren.
The funeral service wash held at Big Level Baptist Church. Rev Robert Orr and Rev Paul Flynn officiated. Interment took place at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Polk County.
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.