Carolyn Hicks, 68, of Marlin, passed away Oct. 24, 2018, at her home in Marlin. A memorial service celebrating her life took place Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. David Medina of Cornerstone Church in Madisonville officiated the service.
Carolyn June Hicks was born July 3, 1950, in Houston, to Richard Eugene and Wilma Lois (Stone) Hyde. She worked as a bus driver for numerous school districts including Grapeland, Alto and Anderson-Shiro. Her favorite activities included watching movies, eating out and traveling. Carolyn most loved being around her family and her dogs. She was constantly taking in stray animals that were in need of a home. Carolyn had lived in Marlin since May 2018, coming from Hearne.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Lois Hyde; her husband, Richard “Bubba” Hicks; and brother, Ronald Hyde. She is survived by sons, Charles Eugene Brookshire (Donna) of Clute, Clinton Doyle Brookshire (Laurie) of Chicago and Chad Torrence Steeland of Shiro; a brother, Richard Eugene “Dickie” Hyde II (Billie) of Clute; a sister, Wilma Jean Holcomb of Houston; and grandchildren, Forrest Brookshire of Shiro, Daienera Brookshire of Austin, Alyssa Brookshire of Edinburg, Cody Brookshire of Chicago and Rebecca Brookshire of Chicago.
Arrangements were under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com