James Lamar Hickman
James Lamar Hickman, 74, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 after a long illness. Mr. Hickman was a native of Colquitt County, Moultrie, and was born October 22, 1934 to the late Hartford Cortez and Pauline McGlohan Hickman. He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and a police officer with the Savannah Police Department. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion. He established and managed Southeastern Laboratories Chemical Company for 42 years.
Mr. Hickman served as a deacon at Leefield Baptist Church for 11 years. He was also instrumental in founding Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel in Buckhead, where he was in regular attendance. He served as a past president of the Morgan-Greene Gideon Camp and was involved in the creation of a volunteer fire department on Lake Oconee in the Morgan-Putnam County area.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Hallie Eleanor Wood Hickman; two children, James Hickman of Wilmington Island, and Aaron Hickman of Brooklet; three stepchildren, Linda Frazier Lovett of Griffin, Debbie Frazier Bush of Milledgeville, and Eddie Frazier of Buckhead; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His sister Shirley Hickman Herring precedes him in death.
A memorial service was held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel, Buckhead. The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the van fund at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel, Post Office Box 7, Buckhead, Georgia 30625. Peachtree Cremation Society, Lawrenceville, Georgia, was in charge of arrangements.