5/1/15 —- Kathryn Ramsey Hickerson

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn Ramsey Hickerson, age 86, of Manchester will be conducted Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Charles Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hickerson passed away peacefully Wednesday,  April 29, 2015 in Manchester.

She was born December 31, 1928 in Coffee County, Tennessee the daughter of the late H.B. Ramsey and Sally St. John Ramsey.

She attended Coffee County Central High School, where she met the love of her life, J.D. Hickerson, and the two married April 8, 1950. In earlier years while raising their family, Mr. & Mrs. Hickerson enjoyed gardening together, he providing the vegetables and she doing the canning. During the 1970’s, Mrs. Hickerson served as Clerk with the Coffee County Circuit Court. Known as Grana to her grandchildren and most everyone else, Mrs. Hickerson was happiest spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to read and was a long standing member of Main Street Church of Christ. Most recently she resided at McArthur Manor where she was reunite with old friends and made many new friends, especially among the staff. She will be forever remembered by her loving family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, J.D. Hickerson, September 27, 2008; an infant son, John Wiley Hickerson; and four sisters, Virginia Holt, Leona Campbell, Jane Wiseman and Peggy McKenzie.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Jo Keele and husband, Stanley of Manchester; and Kim Floied also of Manchester; five grandchildren, Jeff Keele and wife, Beverly; Jenn Nogodula and husband, Jay; Julie Keele; Katie Roberts and husband, Chris; and Joseph Floied; and six great-grandchildren, Riley and Audrey Ruth Keele; Jaydee and Jenslee Kathryn Nogodula; Hunter and Lyla Roberts and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dusty Elam Foundation or one’s favorite charity in memory of Mrs. Hickerson.

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of  Mrs. Kathryn R. Hickerson.