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Josephine "Jo" Blackmon Williams Ricks

April 19, 1929 ~ October 12, 2016 (age 87)

Funeral services for Josephine "Jo" Blackmon Williams Ricks, age 87 will be conducted Saturday at 2 pm in Williams Funeral Home in Barnesville.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home in Gordon from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday and will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 7 pm at the Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville.

Mrs. Ricks was a native of Thomaston and had lived in Barnesville for a number of years before moving to Gordon in 1964 with her husband to open Williams Funeral Home in Gordon and Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville in 1969. She was a licensed Funeral Director and a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and past Worthy Matron.

Mrs. Ricks was predeceased by her parents, Jake and Maggie Waldroup Blackmon of the Rock, husband Earl Ricks. Siblings Mozelle Bunn, Mary Lois "Dinah" Sollenberger, Elizabeth Ramsey, W.S. Blackmon, James "John" Blackmon and Claude Blackmon.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Williams of Gordon, and Susan (Billy) Hester of Barnesville, son, Rick (Donna) Williams of Milledgeville; sister, Margaret Nicholson of Barnesville; brothers, Tommy (Audrey) Blackmon and Eugene "Pete" Blackmon of Barnesville, 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family request expressions of sympathy be made to Oconee Regional Medical Center or your favorite charity.

Williams Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

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