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Updated: 11/21/2013 08:00:06AM

Mildred G. Hicks

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Mildred G. Hicks, 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

She was born March 6, 1919, in Camden, N.J., the only child of Lewis and Bessie Griffith.

Mrs. Hicks moved to this area in 1989 after reuniting with and marrying her high school sweetheart, George Hicks. She formerly lived in California, where she had worked as a secretary for over 30 years with 3M. Locally, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, and was a volunteer at Charlotte Regional Medical Center for many years. Mrs. Hicks was a resident of South Port Square, and had enjoyed the activities and friendships she had made there.

She is survived by her son, Harry (Linda) Gumm Jr. of Kent, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Harry Gumm Sr., in 1982; and husband, George Hicks, in 2004.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the South Port Square Town Hall, 23023 Westchester Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980. Please visit to leave the family condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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