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Obituary | 1932–2019 Thomas Searcey Hice

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Thomas Searcey Hice of Auburn, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in an Athens hospital. He was 87.

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:57 pm | Updated: 5:46 pm, Wed Nov 6, 2019.

Thomas S. Hice, 87, of Auburn, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 5, 1932, to Charlie and Alice Searcey Hice of Cherry Log, Georgia.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Brantley Hice; brothers, Ewiel E. Hice Sr. and Jay Dee Hice, both of Cherry Log, and Col. Joseph S. Hice of Miami; and sisters, Janie Kate Hice-Broome of Blackshear, Georgia, and Willie George Hice-McCorkle of Rome, Georgia.

He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Carole Anne Hice of Bethlehem, Georgia, and U.S. Rep. Jody Hice and Dee Dee Hice of Greensboro, Georgia; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Gilmer County High School and earned a business degree from Georgia State College (now Georgia State University).

He attended Victory Baptist Church in Loganville, Georgia.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1950 to 1961 and retired as a master sergeant.

He was a family man and servant, a Bible teacher, musician, gardener, poet and businessman.

He built successful commercial roofing and concrete companies and was active in real estate investments.

A memorial service will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Loganville at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov 17, with visitation to begin at 3 p.m.

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