Ferney E. Hicken was born November 12, 1945 to the late Harold E. Hicken of London, England and Irene McQuaig Hicken of Waycross, GA. He departed this life in the early morning of January 6, 2017. He was in the 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry 199th Infantry Brigade of the United States Army. He was the recipient of The Purple Heart, 4 Star Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal twice, Expert Infantry Badge and Expert Marksman Badge. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Margaret "Ann" Hicken; son, Bryan (Joyce) Hawkins; daughters, Connie (Edwin) Boller and Lisa (Jess) Wallis; four grandchildren, Brandi Hawkins, Madison and Landon Boller and Reese Wallis. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Minister Mike McGuire officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Poppa Ferney was an amazing guy. We feel privileged to have known him. Mrs. Ann, Bryan, Connie and all the Hicken family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. You’ve always been a kind and caring person to be around even from a child Ferney. Much love to you, Ann, and the family. Peace & Blessings

  3. I’m grateful for Ferney’s service to our country, community and family. Condolences to the family and friends. I pray you have peace in the midst of your loss.


  4. I have known Ferney since I was four years old. I can’t even begin to count the hours spent in his house. He and Ann were like a second set of parents for me growing up. I know that although he is in a better place, he will be greatly missed here. I send you all my love!

  5. I served with Ferney in Vietnam with the A Company, Third Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in 1970. I remember him well as a fine soldier. I was so happy to see him again at our Always Alpha reunion in Denver, Colorado in 2002. He was there along with his wife. I was hoping that he would continue to attend our biennial reunions but I never saw him again. As I watched the video, I can see how much he loved to travel and above all to fish. I will see you again in Heaven, Ferney. Thank you for your friendship. I apologize for the lateness of my condolences but I just learned about Ferney’s death today, 29th day of December 2019.
    In friendship, care and love! May you rest in God’s eternal peace!
    Father Philip G. Salois, M.S.

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