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Mrs. Karia V. Hicks, 76, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in Blountstown. Karia was born on April 9, 1935, in Bainbridge, GA, and had lived in Blountstown for the past 4 years, coming from Tallahassee. She was a retired secretary for Dr. William Smith and also worked as a secretary for an accounting firm. Karia was a long time member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Tallahassee where she served as secretary for the board. She was a graduate of Leon County High School and a graduate of Lively Technical Institute in Tallahassee where she worked as a typing instructor. Survivors include three nephews, Mitch Vickers of Tallahassee; Mark Vickers and his wife, Laura, of Bogart, GA, and Paul Vickers of Tallahassee; three nieces, Kristina Duggan and her husband, Donny, of Albany, GA, Paulina Sabitsch and husband, Gary, of Tallahassee, andMarissa Dickson of Nashville, TN; two sisters-in-law, Linda Vickers of Crawfordville, FL, and Jane McClellan of Tallahassee. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, at 11 am (CDT) at Macedonia First Baptist Church near Blountstown with Reverend David Wood and Chaplain Sugrim Singh officiating. Interment will follow at 2 pm (CDT) at Vickers Cemetery in Havana, FL. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 31, from 10 am (CDT) until service time at 11 am (CDT) at Macedonia First Baptist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).

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