Myrtle Keen Hickox, 93, of Hoboken, passed away Saturday evening, February 8, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Nahunta September 2, 1926, she had lived in Brantley County most of her adult life. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of her family. She taught Sunday school for many years at First Baptist Church, Nahunta, Hoboken Baptist Church and Twin Rivers Church. She worked for Dell Industries for several years. She was a member of Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Hoboken. She will be remembered as a precious loving mother.

She was a daughter of the late Colonel Brantley and Ocie Dykes Keen. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Malva Alice Brown and Mildred Keen; her brother, Colonel Brantley Keen Jr.; and a granddaughter, Teresa Darlene Hickox.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Timothy Beal Hickox Sr., Hoboken; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth (Steve) Monk, Cleveland; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Edward Hickox, Columbia, SC, Tim (Mary) Hickox Jr., Dennis “Butch” (Elaine) Hickox and Bryant (Ann) Hickox, all of Hoboken; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Visitation will take place from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, from the Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Moore Cemetery.

The family requests that the Adult Sunday School Class serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to please be at the church by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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