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Frederick Mason ‘Ted’ Hickson Jr.

Mr. Frederick Mason “Ted” Hickson Jr. of Nathalie died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 24, 1935 and was 78 years of age. He was the son of the late Frederick Mason Hickson Sr. and Polly Pettit Hickson and is survived by his wife, Julia Tuggle Hickson.

Mr. Hickson was a member of First Baptist Church of Millstone, was retired as a self-employed boxwood farmer and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Polly H. Pena and husband Adrian of Nathalie, Susan H. Painter and husband Robert of Troutville and Jackie H. Dillard and husband Artie of Danville; one sister, Dorothy Dunn, of Louisa; six grandchildren, Joshua Pena, Matthew Pena and Jeremy Pena, all of Nathalie, Christopher Dillard of Danville, Heather Angle of Roanoke and Tyler Painter of Radford; two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Baylee Angle, both of Roanoke; one niece, Frances Van Lear, of Lovingston; and one nephew, Michael Dunn, of Louisa.

Funeral services for Mr. Hickson will be held Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in First Baptist Church of Millstone cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service and other times at his home, 4108 Liberty Road, Nathalie.

For memorials consider the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 195, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.