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James H. Hicks

James H. Hicks, age 75, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022 at his home.  A native of Ancon Canal Zone, Republic de Panama, James is a son of the late James Kenneth and Haleyda De La Lastra Hicks.  He served as Chief of Police for the Erwin Police Department.  In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Ann (Howell) Hicks.

James H. Hicks leaves behind to cherish his memory: daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Haleyda Cloyd and wife, Brittany; granddaughter, Elizabeth Paige Rosenbaum; and special friends, Dee “Big Daddy” Gaddy and family.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Dee Gaddy and family for all of their love and support.

James will be laid to rest in the mausoleum at Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in James’ name to either Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of James H. Hicks through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.