The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

April 22, 2013

Anna Hicklen

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Anna Louise Hicklen, 95, of Commerce, formerly of Tyler, passed away April 20, 2013, in Greenville.

Anna was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Tyler to Marshall and Laura Barron McBride.

Survivors include her son, Curtis Frank Hicklen Jr. and wife Carolyn of Marathon; her daughter, Cynthia K. Akin and husband Grady of Commerce; her daughter-in-law, Carolyn Woods of Alice; grandsons Matthew Brooks Hicklen of Alpine, John David Akin of New York, N.Y., and Cody Don Akin of Commerce; her granddaughter, Sherry Elizabeth Hicklen Holt of Denver Colo.; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Frank Hicklen Sr.;  her parents; her son, Graham Ray Hicklen; her grandson, Carey Brent Hicklen; her brothers, Joseph McBride, Ray McBride and Don McBride; and her sister, Rena Humphrey.

Graveside services are today at 2 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Park with Stan Roye,  a special family friend, officiating.

Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

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