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5/8/2019 6:08:00 PM
Edward Hewitt (Hick) Hickman
June 4, 1934 - May 7, 2019

VALE, N.C. - Edward Hewitt “Hick” Hickman, 84, of Vale triumphantly entered his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at his residence.

He was born June 4, 1934 in Catawba County to the late Ben Bartley Hickman and Edna Hewitt Hickman. Hewitt “Hick” retired from Southern Furnitures and enjoyed many years of farming, gardening and traveling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Morris Ben Hickman and son, Bartley Daniel Hickman.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years Margaret Gilbert Hickman of the home; son Eddie Hickman and wife Joan of Vale; daughters Vickie Nelson and husband Ed of Mint Hill, Sheree Hickman of Newton; brother William “Dick” Hickman and wife Kathleen of Baltimore, Md.; sister Shirley Hickman Johnson and husband Allen of Newton; grandchildren Luke Hickman and wife Pinky of New Mexico, Ben Hickman and wife Aira of Hawaii, Rebekah Newton of Lincolnton; great-grandchildren Thalia, Abigail, Zeke, Skylir and Alexa.

A service to celebrate Hewitt’s life will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Plateau United Methodist Church in Vale. Rev. Dave McHale will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Plateau United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Caring of Robinson Road, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Hickman family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, N.C. is serving the Hickman family.

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