Ted Nathan Hicks, age 59, of Norwood Hollow Road, Banner Elk, passed away Friday morning, January 17, 2014, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Ted was born March 2, 1954 in Avery County, a son of Rosa Violet Harmon Hicks and the late Ray Hicks. He was a farmer on his own farm and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his mother, Ted is survived by one brother, Leonard Hicks and wife Linda Kay of Piney Flats, Tennessee; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Odom and Kathy Tribble and husband Kenneth, all of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Juanita Simerly and husband Jerry of Hampton Tennessee; an aunt, Nell Presnell of Banner Elk; three nephews, Troy Simerly and Shane Simerly of Hampton, and Daniel Hicks of Piney Flats, and one niece, Ashley Robinson and husband Scott of Piney Flats. He is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services for Ted Nathan Hicks will be conducted Monday afternoon, January 20, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Richard Trivette. Burial will follow in the Hicks Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hicks family, in care of Leonard Hicks, 218 Old Mountain Road, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hicks family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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