Services scheduled for Lone Grove Publisher Gary Hicks

Gary Hicks, publisher of The Lone Grove Ledger, died March 23, 2013. He was 68.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, 16773 U.S. Highway 70, in Lone Grove.
Hicks was born on June 28, 1944, in Jimtown, Okla. He earned his Bachelor of Business from North Texas State University in Denton, and did master’s work in journalism at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
A Vietnam veteran, he served in Saigon.
He married his wife of 38 years, Linda Sue Batchelor, in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 28, 1974. The couple moved to Marietta in 1976 to open the first of three pizzerias.
On March 16, 1980, the Hicks moved to Lone Grove and on Jan. 5, 1983, they established and published their first edition of The Lone Grove Ledger. In 1985 they added Quality Printing and Graphic Design to their publishing company.
Gary was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Lone Grove, and a founder of the Lone Grove Chamber of Commerce
He is survived by his wife, Linda; two granddaughters, Kristin Hicks Underwood of Seminole and Bethany Hicks of Tecumseh; a grandson, Tyler Hicks of the home in Lone Grove; a great-grandaughter; sister Maxine Reed of Ardmore; and brother Glyn Edward Hicks of Marietta.