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Edward “Earl” Ricks

Edward “Earl” Ricks,84 of Cove passed away Tuesday, April 2,2019 at his home.

Earl was born February 14,1935 to the late John Edward Ricks and the late Nora Lackey Ricks.

Earl was a lifelong resident of Cove. He worked for Johnston Feed Mill and Hatton Lumber Company, in addition to being a poultry farmer and cattle rancher. He served many years on the Van-Cove School Board and the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Committee. Earl enjoyed telling stories and visiting with friends, working outside on his farm, and volunteering at the cemetery.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 51 years Alice Plunkett Ricks, and a twin sister Muriel Ricks.

He is survived by his son Greg Ricks and wife Sharon of Cove, Arkansas; sister Glenda Ricks Kern of Cove, Arkansas; granddaughter Julie Ricks Nash and husband Stacy of Mena, Arkansas; great grandsons Connor and Carson Nash of Mena, Arkansas.

Graveside services will be Thursday, April 11, 2019, 10 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove with Brother Larry Davis officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, 160 E. Barton Avenue Cove, AR 71937.

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