Eva Mae Hicks Brakebill, age 85 of Niota, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Woods Village Presbyterian Nursing Home in Sweetwater.

A native and life-long resident of Niota, she was a daughter of the late James and Alice Hicks, and was preceded in death by three brothers: Roscoe Hicks, Wesley Hicks, Jeff Hicks; as well as one sister, Gladys Baker.

A member of First Baptist Church Niota, she served as the choir director for East Niota Baptist Church for some 35 years. She also owned and operated the Country Market in Niota alongside her husband.

Survivors include her Husband of 67 years, James "Jim" Brakebill of Niota; Two sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Alicia Brakebill of Athens, Rick and Shirley Brakebill of Niota; One brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Libby Hicks of Cleveland; Four grandchildren; Two great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 6:00 PM Monday, April 23, 2018 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Davis and Rev. Cullen Conner officiating.

Graveside services will be 11:00AM Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Niota Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

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