Eleanor Sale Hicks

October 15, 1928March 8, 2019

Eleanor Sale Hicks, 90, of Madison Heights passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at Guggenheimer Health and Rehab. She was the wife of the late Raymond Glen Hicks.

Born in Amherst County, October 15, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Bryant William Sale and Nora Burch Sale. She was retired from Amherst County Schools where she served as a Bus driver and aide for over forty years. She was a member of Amelon United Methodist Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Raymond G. Hicks, Jr.; two brothers, Willie Boy Sale and Phillip Sale and two sisters, Frances Cunningham and Peggy Eagle. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon H. Tomlin and her husband Ed of Amherst; two brothers, James Sale of TN and Charles Sale of Lynchburg; two sisters, Helen S. Dooley of Lynchburg and Betty S. Cofflin of Forest; four grandchildren, Vanessa Fox and her husband Chuck, Jennifer Tuggle and her husband Barry, Christy Hurley and her husband Mark and Amanda Davis and her husband Mark and eight great grandchildren, Olivia Fox, Hunter Hurley, Cameron Fox, Colby Davis, Claire Tuggle, Parker Hurley, Cayla Davis and William Hurley.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the nurses and staff of Fairmont Crossing, Lynchburg General and Guggenheimer for the wonderful care they provided.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at Briarwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Mark Tinsley officiating.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Amelon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box739 Madison Heights, VA 24572.


  • Cameron Fox
  • Hunter Hurley
  • Mark Hurley
  • Parker Hurley
  • Ed Tomlin
  • Barry Tuggle
  • William Hurley, Honorary

  • Amelon United Methodist Church


  • Graveside Service Monday, March 11, 2019

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Virginia Howard

March 10, 2019

My deepest sympathy at your loss. We were both bus drivers during the same time in Amherst County. We used to get together at the Holiday Inn for breakfast sometimes. She will be missed by many.

From an old friend and fellow driver,

Virginia Howard

Diane Arrington

March 9, 2019

Sharon & family:
Sharon where do I begin, this is so much like losing a family member and I guess in a way it is; there was never a time when your family was not our neighbors or there for a visit a chat or good friends. You were always good neighbors to us and my parents.
Mrs. Hicks is flying with the angels now as earths loss is heaven's gain. God bless each of you in the difficult days ahead.
With love & deepest sympathy
Diane & Joe Arrington