Lois Jean Beam Hicks Smith, 70, of Hampton, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Roy O. and Emma J. Blackburn Beam and was born in Avery County, N.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Grover Sidney Hicks; her second husband, Charles Wayne Smith; two brothers, Lloyd Beam and Ford Beam. Mrs. Smith was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by three sons, Eric Sidney Hicks, and Shirley, Elizabethton; Kevin Hicks, Washington; Gregory M. Hicks, Elizabethton; two daughters, Racheal Stevens and Chris Corder, Elizabethton; Dawn Reece and Cody Russell, Jonesborough; a step-son, Kenneth Smith, Nashville; a grandson, Allen Hicks, Elizabethton; a great-grandson, Parker Hicks, Elizabethton; five brothers, Lawrence Beam, LeRoy Beam, Larry Beam, Tommy Beam and Bobby Irick, all of Elizabethton; a sister, Linda Hawkins, Elizabethton; special friends, Barbara Grindstaff of Hampton; and H.F. Cross, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in the Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton with Rev. Dean Smith officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5-7 p.m. on Monday prior to the service.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Todd McCoury, Jay Fitts, Cody Russell, Chris Corder and David Roark. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office: 423-542-2232. Obituary line 423-543-4917.
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