Dorothy W. Hickman (CLEARWATER, S.C. )

Retired Graniteville Company

CLEARWATER, S.C. - Mrs. Dorothy Wright "Dot" Hickman went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at University Hospital. She was 85 years old. Her faith for the Lord and love for her family and friends are an inspiration that touched many lives. She was a long time member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Gloverville, SC. Mrs. Hickman was born in Aiken, SC and lived for many years in Clearwater, SC. She and her husband loved to go camping and square dancing. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Hampton Wright and Susie Belle Plunkett Wright; her husband William Broadus "Rock" Hickman and their son, Theodore "Teddy" Gordon Hickman. She is survived by her son, Terry Hickman (Debra), Warrenville, SC; her daughter-in-law, Joann Hickman Gilmer (Ron), Clearwater, SC; a brother, Tommy Wright, Beech Island, SC; two sisters, Catherine Moore, Augusta, GA and Debbie Morris, Modoc, SC; a special nephew, Ronnie Hijduk; dearest friend, Sarah Davis and seven granddaughters and spouses; two grandsons; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great - great granddaughter. Mrs. Hickman also left behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Gloverville, SC on Wednesday, March 9th at 2pm with Father Peter Clarke officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hijduk, Jack Thomas, Austin Scott, Tyler Mock, Justin Hydrick and Jack Gilmer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in the name of Dorothy Hickman to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Gloverville, SC. Special thanks to Regency Hospice for their excellent care. Visit to sign the online registry. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC