William Earl “Buzz” Hicks, age 87 of Southern Pines died Wednesday (May 6, 2015) at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.


A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Southern Pines United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend’s Tommy Sweeley, Mike Dubbs and Charles Albright. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


A native of Warren County he was a son of the late William Waverly and Fraulien Wells Hicks. He worked at Southeast Radio Supply in Raleigh for 25 years and was a member of the Million Dollar Club. He later owned and operated Theatre Antiques in downtown Southern Pines with his son Bill for 40 years.


He was a member of several clubs and organizations including: the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBQSA), the Got ‘Em On Live Bait Club at Carolina Beach. He was a volunteer at Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Tournament in Kure Beach; member and officer of the Southern Pines Business Association (SPBA), the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE), the Civitan Club in Henderson, NC, Southern Pines United Methodist Church.


Buzz was an avid boater and believed salt water could cure anything.


He was preceded in death by his former wife Mary Jane Boddie Hicks MacCubbin.


He is survived by: his wife Mary Jo Hodges Hicks; daughters Kathy Hicks of Wilmington, Mary Ellen Piland of Belhaven, Anne Ryder of Southern Pines; son William Earl Hicks, II of Southern Pines; stepson Tommy Faulkner; stepdaughter Mary Sue Faulkner; sister Jean Foster Hicks, a special family friend Essica Clark  and his beloved dog Buddy all of Southern Pines.


Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28327.


Powell Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Hicks family.

Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. Just noticed that Buzz had passed. We want to let his family know we are thinking of you at this time, and as you deal with the grief of losing him.

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