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Beulah “Agnes” Applegate Hicks

Beulah “Agnes” Applegate Hicks, 94, of Portsmouth, OH., formerly of South Portsmouth, KY., passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth, OH.  Agnes was born in Ribolt, KY., on March 4, 1929, a daughter of the late Harry and Queenie Spence Applegate.

She was a devoted and loving wife to Delmer E. Hicks, whom she was married to for 68 years at the time of his passing in 2018.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Flo Hull; one brother, Boyd Applegate, and one son-in-law, Bob Barnett.

For many years she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, OH., then later in life up until her passing she was a member of the St. Paul Church of Christ in St. Paul, KY.   Agnes wore many hats over the years, as she worked alongside her husband Delmer in running and maintaining the family businesses, which they both continued to do until late in life.

Left behind to cherish her memory are three daughters, Pam Cox of South Shore, KY.; Stephanie Barnett of Ironton, OH., and Michelle (Jeff) Gleim of Murphysboro, IL.; one son, Delmer Eric (Teresa) Hicks of Portsmouth, OH.; one brother Wilburn Applegate of Maysville, KY., and one sister Patricia (Jack) Hobbs of Jacksonville, FL.  She was a beloved Mamaw to eleven grandchildren, Amy (Randy) Sizemore, Jessica (Adam Rase) Haas, Andrea (J.B.) Cronin, Katy (Jay) Colegrove, Wesley (Savannah) Barnett, Sarah Barnett, Trenton (Reneé) Barnett, Delmer Evan Hicks, Emily (Ethan) Leonard, Todd (Maria) Gleim, and Tyler Gleim, as well as sixteen great-grandchildren: Gage and Aubrey Sizemore;  Braxton Rase; Cayden, Carson, and Ava Cronin;  Haleigh Colegrove; Everhett and August Barnett; Aiden, Jaxon, and, Easton Barnett; Dawson Basham and Beckham Barnett, and Griffin and Allison Gleim. She also leaves behind several other family and friends who will greatly miss her.

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the staff at Hillview Retirement Center for aiding in her care for the past few years.

Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Kevin Yeager officiating.  Burial will follow at Collier Memorial Gardens in South Portsmouth, KY.  Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday at the funeral home from 11 A.M. until the funeral hour.


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