Carolyn Elayne Mitchell Hickey, of Hixson, formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 12, 2022.
Mrs. Hickey was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Hugoton, Kansas, during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.
She retired after 20 years of service as a secretary for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. An avid reader and painter, Mrs. Hickey was also an active member of her YMCA where she enjoyed line dancing and exercise classes. In addition, she enjoyed swimming and going to the beach.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Hickey Jr., who died March 9, 1998.
Surviving family members left to cherish her memory include her son, Bob Mitchell (Kay) Hickey; daughter, Dena Johnston; brother, Gary (Betty) Mitchell; grandchildren, Heather (Andrew) Martin, Todd (Cassie) Johnston, Ashley Johnston, Mary Hickey; and great-grandchildren, Lucas Johnston, Alice Johnston, Henry Johnston, and Jack Martin.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Nov. 15, 2022, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Pastor Amy Nutt officiated.
Hank Golden, T.C. Good, Tyler Good, Bill Hickey Jr., Andrew Martin, and Sam Mitchell served as pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.