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Arlene Rymer Hicks

July 5, 1956 — March 22, 2023

Arlene Rymer Hicks, 66, of Benton, departed this life peacefully on March 22, 2023, surrounded by her beloved family.

She was born on July 5, 1956, to the late A.C. and Shirley Goforth Rymer.  Arlene was a member of Hiwassee Union Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, A.C. and Shirley Rymer, she was preceded by her grandparents, Arthur and Minnie Green Rymer, and Lon and Josaphine Bates Goforth; one brother, Daryl Rymer; and one sister, Karen Rymer.

Left to cherish the many memories include her beloved husband of 47 years, Randy Hicks; children, Chris Hicks, and Kellee Hicks (Mark) Burchfield; granddaughters, Cheyenne Burchfield (Skyler) Sluder, Ciara Burchfield (Steven) Webber, and Cambree Burchfield; step-grandson, Isaac Burchfield; four sisters, Shirlene (Ray) Merrell, Tina (John) Qualls, Valar (Pete) Morgan, Vickie (Dale) Goforth; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Sluder and Elliana Sluder; three nieces and three nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, with Pastor Pete Morgan officiating.  A committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Reliance Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and/or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 27, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Monday, March 27, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Committal Service

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Reliance Cemetery

, Reliance, TN 37369

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