She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Carrie Queen Pless; daughter, Frances Mason; son, Roger Hicks; sister, Eleane Durham; and brother, Winston Pless.
Survivors include her son, Robbie Hicks and wife, Kathy, of Reliance; daughter, Debbie and Jeff Patterson of Cleveland; five grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; husband, Homer Merrell; sister, Loretta Allen of Coppherhill; brothers: Solon Pless and wife, Polly, of Copperhill and Steven Pless and wife, Lorene, of Georgia; stepson, Winston Merrell; stepdaughter, Bridget Hammons; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Billie Higgins.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Mason and Lloyd Deal officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
Her family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend appreciaton to Caris Healthcare.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Merrell family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.