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Mildred Ann Hicks

June 19, 1947 — August 7, 2023

Nickelsville, VA


Mildred Ann Dean Hicks – Nickelsville, VA

Mildred Ann Dean Hicks, 76, Nickelsville, VA, was called home, Monday, August 7, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

Mildred was born in Nickelsville, VA on June 19, 1947, to the late Caney Scott Dean, and Ruby Kate (Cassell) Dean. She was also preceded in death by in-laws Henry and Nannie Hicks.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Karen Louise Salyers (Richard), Castlewood, VA, Susan Elizabeth Long (Tim), Suffolk, VA, and Mary Ann Wagner (Denny), Kingsport, TN; very dear brother, Larry Dean, of the home; brothers, Lawrence “Buck” Dean (Edith), Nickelsville, VA, Ricky Dean, Mountain City, TN, and Darness Dean, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jessica Penley (Josh), Hiltons, VA, Richie Salyers (Taylor), St. Paul, VA, Walker Long (Kurustun), Castlewood, VA, Tori Long (Jordan Wommack), Los Angeles, CA, Haley Wagner, Kingsport, TN, Natalie Wagner, Kingsport, TN; great-grandchildren, Jae Penley, Tate Salyers, and Aden Salyers; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

If you knew her as Momma, Mamaw, Mammy, Mamaw Mill, Aunt Millie, or Sis, she loved you. She spent her life instilling her great true loves of gardening, canning, and cooking as well as countless lessons and words of wisdom with us all.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Dean Family Cemetery, Nickelsville, VA, with Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:00 pm., to go in procession to the graveside service.

Richard Salyers, Tim Long, Denny Wagner, Richie Salyers, Walker Long, Josh Penley, Jordan Wommack and David Tolbert will serve as pallbearers.

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Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mildred Ann Dean Hicks.



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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Meeting at Gate City Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., Saturday to go in procession or friends can meet at Dean Cemetery.

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