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Addie Doice Kuykendall Hedge

Addie Doice Kuykendall Hedge was born February 15, 1925, in Wickes, Arkansas, to Permelia Adeline Seigler Kuykendall and John Frank Kuykendall. She married William Thomas Hedge on February 1, 1943, shortly before he was to go to Europe as a member of the Army Air Force. She always said he was the love of her life, and they were married for sixty-seven years.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and two sons, William Robert Hedge and James Dennis Hedge. Her surviving children are Sharon Nettles of Wickes; Marilyn Blair of Wickes; John Larry Hedge and wife, Paige of Wickes; Patricia Jean Goethals and husband, David of Bonney Lake, Washington; Karen Robbins and husband Mark of Mena; and daughters-in-law Deborah Hedge of Wickes and Marsha Ann Hedge of Lincoln.

Addie had fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was a woman of faith who read her Bible every day. She was a devoted wife and a dedicated mother who loved cooking for her family and friends, and enjoyed raising a large garden and tending her flowers. An accomplished painter and watercolorist, and she taught private art lessons for a number of years.

Addie also served her community. She and her husband donated countless hours to the Wickes-Daniel Cemetery, which she served as secretary for thirty years.

Graveside services will be held at Wickes-Daniel Cemetery, Wickes, Arkansas, on September 13 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wickes Daniel Cemetery, P.O. Box 123, Wickes, Arkansas 71973.

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