Stevan Dale Hicks, Sr., the son of Clifford and Mary George Hicks, was born in Bloomfield on Nov. 24, 1957 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on June 24, 2002, at the age of 44. Mr. Hicks had lived in Essex for several years and had lived in Dexter the past two years. He had worked in the Lasting Dept. of Missouri Industries and Hudson Foods until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Clines Island General Baptist Church near Essex. On July 2, 1987 he was united in marriage to Jane Carman Dunnam in Malden, she survives of the home in Dexter. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Stevan Dale Hicks, Jr. of Bernie and Daniel Wayne Hicks of Doniphan; by one daughter, Mary Jean Zimmerman of Malden; by three grandchildren; by two brothers, Garry D. Hicks of Woodward, Okla. and Terry Hicks of Essex; and by four sisters, Peggy G. Hicks of Poplar Bluff; Teresa E. Lambert of Bloomfield, Kathy Robinson of Lawrence, Kan. and Donna A. Bryant of Dexter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joe Williams of Malden officiating. Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.