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Valerie Hawkins Hicks, age 44, of Trenton, GA passed away early Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019. Mrs. Hicks enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies and Papa Steve. She was of the Church of Christ faith. Mrs. Hicks was formerly employed at Skyline Power Equipment and York’s Small Engine. She attended Dade County High School, Class of 1993.

Preceded in death by her father Bufford Hawkins; grandparents Emmitt and Sarah Bruce and Buddy and Mattie Hawkins.

Surviving include her daughters Nikki Hicks and Ashley Hicks of Trenton, GA; grandchildren Errie Hicks, Charlee Smith, Aiden Smith, Dallas Hicks and Hurshel Hicks; mother Liz Hawkins of Trenton, GA; special boyfriend Papa Steve Rachels of Chattanooga, TN; sister Lisa (Randy) York of Trenton, GA; brothers Houston Hawkins and Wayne Hawkins of Trenton, GA; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2019 in the chapel with Preacher Lee Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Sarah’s Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday and 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday at the Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton, GA.

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