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Harriet Harris Hicks

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 15, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Harriet Harris Hicks, 76, died May 15, 2010 with her family by her side in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Harriet was born June 5, 1933, in Franklinton, NC. She graduated from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina later continuing her education at the University of Richmond. Harriet started her teaching career in 1955 in South Boston, VA transferring to Manchester High School in VA and finally finishing her as choral director at Thomas Dale High School in Chester, VA where she will be remembered for her brilliant direction of many Broadway musicals, classical performances and yearly direction of Handel’s Messiah. She also guest conducted throughout the state of Virginia and traveled overseas performing with Robert Shaw. She retired in 1991 after almost 30 years at Thomas Dale High. She will remembered always for her incredible musical gifts and her amazing ability to reach out to her students. Words cannot express what she has meant to her family.
She is survived by her husband John Anderson Hicks of Murfreesboro, daughter Harriet Elizabeth Baldwin of Mooresville, NC, son, Graham H. Bruce, III of Rockwell, NC, step-son, Mathew A. Hicks of Corpus Christi, TX and niece, Kimberly Cole, of Chester, VA. She also is survived by 8 grandchildren and her brother, William Harris of Cedar Point, NC.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Hall-Wynne Funeral Home located at 504 E. Mason St., Franklinton, NC. A viewing will be held from 11 :00 AM – 1:00 PM at the funeral home on Monday, May 24th, 2010 with church services at the United Methodist Church on Main Street 2:00 PM with graveside immediately following at the Fairview Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church education center
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 21, 2010 in Murfreesboro, NC at the Murfreesboro Methodist Church at 2:00 PM. Funeral arrangements are being made by Hall-Wynne Funeral Home located at 504 E. Mason St., Franklinton, NC. A viewing will be held from 11 :00 AM – 1:00 PM at the funeral home on Monday, May 24th, 2010 with church services at the United Methodist Church on Main Street 2:00 PM with graveside immediately following at the Fairview Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church education center
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Franklinton United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel.


Condolences for the family of “Harriet Harris Hicks”

Condolence from Rachel and Oscar Davis on May 22nd, 2010 12:00 am

We have lost a dear friend and an extrodinary talented musician. She touched the lives of those of us who knew her through her music and blessed many others. She taught “the world to sing”, but none more beautifully than she. Love to John and Bill and the family.

Condolence from Beth/Steve Covell on May 24th, 2010 12:00 am

Beth, Tommy, Trip and family, our sympathy to you all. May you find some comfort in knowing that others are keeping you close in thought and prayer at this difficult time. love, Steve and Beth

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