Louise Sanders Ricks, 88, of Eatonton, formerly of Hawkinsville, passed away at her residence at The Harbors of Lake Oconee Assisted Living in Eatonton, where she had lived for the past 10 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the chapel of Clark Funeral Home with visitation to start at 10 a.m. before the service. Rev. Tommy Mason will officiate. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Ricks was a native of Pulaski County and a member of the Hartford Baptist Church. Louise was born Feb. 24, 1931, to Elmo and Nell Mullis Sanders. Louise loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her sisters and brothers. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and a wonderful southern cook. She adored her son, Earl Ray, and was a supportive mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her heart and soul. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Ricks, and infant son, Frankie Lee Ricks; sisters, Lucille Hanes, Melba Bowman, Sue Bentley and Lola Mae Coody; brothers, Bob Sanders, Pete Sanders and John Sanders.
Survivors include her son, Earl Ray (Deborah) Ricks of Eatonton; grandchildren, Brad Ricks of Baxley, Dana Ricks Nash of Winterville, and Ben Ricks of Hawkinsville; great-grandchildren, Lawton and Chap Nash, Emily Belflower, and Addison and Bianca Ricks; sister, Faye (Billy) Bentley of Hawkinsville; brother, Lamar (Rita) Sanders of Dodge County; and many nieces and nephews. Her special friend and caregiver was Brenda Alexander of White Plains.
A special thank you to the caring and supportive staff members at Southern Regency Hospice of Athen, Savannah Court of Greensboro and The Harbors at Lake Oconee, Eatonton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer Association of America or your favorite charity.
The family may be contacted at 7279 Highway 41, Vienna, Ga.
Clark Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Please sign the online register at www.clarkfuneralhawkinsville.com.