Funeral services for Hasseltine “Teen” Bates Hickson, age 87 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 1 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. James Kidd of Harvest, AL officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery beside her husband James M. Hickson who passed away in 2011. Mrs. Hickson passed away Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln Medical Center.
She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Luther and Rose Emmy Towry Bates. Mrs. Hickson was a former employee of Serbin Fashions and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother Luther Bates and wife Mabel of Fayetteville, nephew David and wife Rita Hickson and Diane Boyett who were special family and loving caretakers as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters Lou Emmy Gautney and Lydia Thrasher and four brothers William, Alton, Leon and Johnny Bates.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral. I was hoping to visit her next month. I will miss her a lot. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I was recently looking at a picture of her and Grandma Gautney sitting on my dad’s old motorcycle. It made me smile. Cherish your memories. I send our love.
To the Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your wonderful memories will help sustain you during this difficult time. May God Bless and Comfort You.
Our deepest sympathy to the Hickson family for the loss of your dear loved one. May your fond memories help you through this sad time.
Floyd and Imogene