Jewell Chappell Hicks, age 81, of Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 13.
She was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Lake Toxaway, N.C., and moved to Oak Ridge in 1948.
She worked for McCrory’s 5&10 and Southern Bell as a telephone operator before marrying Gene Hicks on April 6, 1950.
For the next 63 years they lived in Oak Ridge, where she raised a family, enjoyed gardening, and loved to cook and sew. Jewell loved music, dancing, clogging, and was an active member of the Rambling Rebels Square Dance Club.