LaNeil Ottinger Hicks, 72, formerly of Thomasville died Monday, July 4, 2011, in Batesville, Ark. from complications of a stroke and lymphoma. She was born on September 14, 1938 in Pfeiffer, Arkansas to Marshall Neil and Irene Moss Ottinger. LaNeil attended Cave City schools and graduated from Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas in 1956.
In honor of her request, no services are planned. A private family burial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, Ark. at a later date.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 ½ years Jerry Von Hicks; two sisters, Jo Isley and Doretha Campbell.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeri Lyn Hicks (Keith) Buckalew of Batesville; granddaughter, B. Taylor Buckalew of New York City, N.Y.; two sisters, Leora Jeffery of Desha, Ark., and Kathy Rowe of Mobile; one cousin, Carol B. Ottinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to honor her memory may do so with memorials to First United Methodist Church; 615 E. Main St.; Batesville, Arkansas 72501. www.willisfs.com