Ethel Wicker

October 25, 1940June 21, 2014
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Ethel Wicker of Julian passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Ethel was born in 1940 and grew up in McLeansville, NC. She was one of ten children born to the late Martin and Alberta Hill. She graduated from McLeansville High School, was a member of Julian Fire Department’s 1st Ladies Auxiliary for a number of years and retired from Burlington Industries. She was a member of McLeansville Baptist Church and was baptized at the age of 12.

Ethel was married to Ronald Wicker for 47 years until his passing. They enjoyed traveling, gardening and entertaining family and friends. She will always be remembered for her wonderful Sunday morning breakfast, gorgeous flowers and her love of family. She loved the holidays, decorating and entertaining especially on Christmas Eve with family and dear friends. No special occasion was complete until it was celebrated with her beloved brothers and sisters.

Ethel had two children, their spouses and four grandchildren whom she absolutely adored; daughter; Tamela Flinchum and husband, Edward Flinchum, grandsons Justin and Joshua Flinchum. Son, Ryan Wicker and wife, Sherri Wicker; grandchildren, Ty and Avery Wicker.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, James Martin Hill and Goldie Alberta Johnson; husband, Ronald Wicker; brothers James “Sonny” Hill, and Herbert Hill.

Surviving are her brothers and sisters, Catherine Dermott, Roy Hill, Sr., Jeanette Apple, Louise Jefferson, Marie Thomas, Dorothy McKinney, Edward Hill and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held at McLeansville Baptist Church at 2 pm, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, burial will follow in Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian. Following the burial family and friends will be received at the home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.

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Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Wicker family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Debbie Beyer

June 27, 2014

Well, this is never easy is it. No matter when or how old you are, she is still mom. Remember her the way she was before she got sick. Her love, her smile, her laugh. I keep remembering a phrase that she said so often "yeah, that's exactly right!" I can hear her voice as I write this. We love you all and we are so sorry that you are having to experience this, but as we all know...we will see them on the other side and will be together forever. Our love and prayers Dana and Debbie.

Doris Brien

June 25, 2014

Worked with Ethel for years at Burlington, we had lunch, breaks and rode together. She was always a classy lady. We did have our differces when it came to basketball, she was a Carolina fan and me Duke. Sorry for you loss, I know that she was a great mother and grandmother. She will be missed.

Shirley Hill

June 25, 2014

Tammy,Ryan,Family and friends our hearts are with you all today,we are very sad that we are not with you all today.We are sending love and prayers to you all,hug on each other help each other through this very sad time.Praise God this separation is not forever,the next time will be for eternity.
"The Florida Girls"

Mandy Levens

June 24, 2014

Tammy and family,

So sorry to have read of your mother's passing. Please know that we are thinking of each of you during this difficult itme.

Lee & Robin Allison

June 24, 2014

Ryan and Tammy, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We pray that you find peace in knowing that she now will be reunited with your father in heaven and will have everlasting peace.

Marsha Norman

June 24, 2014

I worked with Ethel at Burlington , she was such a delight ful person. I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers

Diane Mitchell

June 23, 2014

Tammy, I'm so sorry and I know your heart is heavy right now. Our Lord will help you get through today and the days to come. Lean on him for everlasting support. May God be your and your family's strength. God bless you all. Diane Mitchel

Angela Kingery

June 23, 2014

Ryan, Sherri, Ty and Avery,

We are so very sorry to hear of Ms. Ethel's passing. We pray for strength and comfort now and in the days ahead. Please let us know if we can help in anyway.... Love you guys!

Mike, Angela & Lacie Kingery

June 23, 2014

Tammy and Ryan I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your Mom and Dad and the Hill family. I pray for comfort in your time of sorrow.
Karen Swaney --- (Brett's Mom)