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Ruby Hicks

Ruby Hicks, age 87, of Brookville, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Brookville Healthcare Center. She was born on December 23, 1923, in Clay County, Kentucky, the daughter of Julius Robinson and Louise Napier Robinson.

She was married to Voyd Hicks, and he preceded her in death on December 17, 2005. She spent her life as a housewife and assisted with the farming. Ruby was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Steve Horstman of West Harrison; two sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Kay Hicks of Morris and Curtis and Alice Hicks of Frostproof, Florida; a brother, Denver Robinson of Manchester, Kentucky; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, July 21, at Cook Funeral Home, 929 Main Street in Brookville. Funeral services will begin at noon following the visitation with Rev. Darrell Sparks, pastor of the Dearborn Baptist Church of Manchester, Indiana, officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery in Bright with family members serving as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the funeral home on behalf of the family.

Dr. Robert D. Manning

Dr. Robert D. Manning, 78, a longtime Rush County resident, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 17, in Rushville. He was born on January 1, 1933, in Rushville to the late Dallas and Helen Smelzer Manning. He married Geneva Alice Monroe on May 7, 1960, and she preceded him in death on August 14, 2003.

Dr. Manning was a 1951 graduate of Rushville High School, attended Purdue University and was a cum laude graduate of Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. He was a member of the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary fraternity and Phi Zeta honorary fraternity. He served in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain and received the Air Force commendation medal for conducting an extensive tuberculin testing program while in Iceland. He established a veterinary practice in Brookville and farmed in Rush County for many years. He was also a Federal Inspector for the USDA.

He leaves behind his sons, Stanley Manning and Gerald and wife Loretta Manning, all of Rushville; and a grandson, Jordan Manning.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Logan.

A time of visiting will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Burial will be held in Rushville\'s East Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rush County Humane Society.

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