La Grande, Oregon Willa Chloe Hickman, 86, of La Grande, died Thursday morning at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements are with Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mrs. Hickman was born on March 10, 1920, the daughter of Hezekiah and Pearl (Carlton) Villines in Ponca, Ark. In 1940 she married Bill Franklin Hickman, and they lived in California until his death in 1972. After his death she moved to La Grande to be near family. She was a member of the Assembly of God church. She enjoyed sewing, her
Cook, 323rd Inf., Co. F, 81st Div.; of Nash County; son of L. M. and Mrs. Caldona Hickman. Entered service March 1, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 14, 1918. Fought at Vosges Front, St. Die Sector, Manhuelles Nov. 11, 1918. Arrived in USA June 14, 1919. Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 27, 1919.
Bessie A. Hickman, 97, died Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Jon Privett of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bessie was born on March 10, 1908, in McDonald County, Mo., to Franklin and Agnes Sims Lee. She attended school in Missouri and Kansas. She married Daniel Hickman on Dec. 21, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; four sisters; her husband, Daniel, who died on