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Obituary for Elaine Hicks
Elaine Hicks died, ill and exhausted at St. Mary’s Hospice, on 2 August 2021. She was born on December 4, 1953 and she soon melted into the hearts of Garrison and Theda Loudermilk. As a child Elaine found herself moving around the state as her father was transferred often within the Georgia Power system. The family lived in Carrollton, Rome, and Brunswick before finally settling in Eatonton. Elaine’s favorite memories were of the beach at St. Simons while living in Brunswick, GA. Along the journey, siblings Ben and Regina were born. By the time the young family moved to Eatonton for Plant Harllee Branch, Garrison’s career was set, and Elaine was in middle school. Elaine was a member of the first graduating class of Gatewood School. She fell in love and married her high school sweetheart, McHunter (Mac) Lee Tipton. Mac joined the United States Marines, and they made their home in California. He was tragically killed in a routine helicopter exercise, and Elaine returned home to Eatonton to give birth to their baby daughter, Heather. While making her home in Eatonton and attending Liberty Chapel, Elaine met and married Gus Hicks, and they were blessed with Adam. Gus brought to the marriage his two children Sabrina and Jason who blessed them with grandchildren: Candice, Christian, Tyler, and Dalton. Elaine busied herself with a teaching career and church work. There will be a void caused by the death of Elaine. She ended her days as a loved and respected primary school teacher at Gatewood. It was her wish that memorial gifts be sent to Liberty Chapel and used to continue her work there, or Gatewood School. On Sunday, August 8, 2021, a picnic celebration will start at 12:30 PM at Liberty Chapel, followed by a short praise service to rejoice over her triumphant homecoming.