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Maurine Hickman

Maurine M. Hickman, 89, of South Fulton passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Diversicare of Martin.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at South Fulton Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held  from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Friday at the church.
The family requests memorials be made to South Fulton Baptist Church, Harvest The Vision Fund, P.O. Box 5258, South Fulton, TN 38257 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Hornbeak Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on July 6, 1930, in Decatur, Ill., to the late John Weaver and Altina Elliott Messick.
She was a member of South Fulton Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was a registered nurse at the former Fulton Hospital, Volunteer Community Hospital in Mar-tin, McKenzie Hospital and Milan General Hospital.
She received a nursing degree and a psychology degree from the University of Tennessee and was a member of Business and Professional Women of Martin and the Civitan Club in Martin, Union City and Paris.
She was also a member of the Family Community and Educators Organization of Weakley County and the American Association of University Women of Martin. She also taught critical care courses at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna Leigh Capra, Karen Gatewood and Linda Capra, all of South Fulton; three sons, Mark (Kathaleen) Capra of South Fulton, Richard Capra of Nashville and Robert Hickman of Martin; four grandchildren, Michael Capra of Nashville, Timothy (Chynethia) Capra of Nashville, Gary (Katie) Gatewood of St. John, Minn., and Mark Capra of Schofield, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Colton James Gatewood and Kaitlyn Marie Gatewood, both of Martin, and Kambria Loren Gatewood of St. John; and a sister Sylvia Black of California.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald John Capra; her second husband, Genie Joe Hickman; a son, Timothy Capra; and two sisters, Alene Hale and Irene Hickman.
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Published 9.25.19

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