Thelma Erlene Hicks

Thelma Erlene Hicks, formerly of Oologah, Okla. passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Alvin, Texas. She was born May 19, 1932 in Sperry, Okla. to Phillip Isaac Sligar and the former Odessa Florence Catlett. Mrs. Hicks had lived in Oologah since 1982 before moving to Alvin, Texas in 2013. She was a member of the A Healing Touch Ministry for many years. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at A Healing Touch Ministry with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the high heels and silver jewelry. An animal lover, she never hesitated to help an animal in need, resulting in multiple animals being adopted into the family. She was a singer-songwriter from an early age, performing with her sister Earlene Atchley as the Atchley Sisters. Jo shared her lifelong love of music with her children, family and friends. Ridgelawn Cemetery. She is survived by 2 children: Jimmy Charles Hicks of Palmdale, Calif. and Kacina Spruell and her husband Charles Gorby of Alvin, Texas, 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 brothers: G.H. Sligar of Talala and Bobby Joe Sligar and his wife Debbie of Talala and a host of nieces and nephews. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton.

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