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PAXTON — Georgia Adelina Hickle-Turner, 86, of Paxton passed away at 7:59 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 8, 2015) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Colleen Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Visitation will be one hour before the service from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

Georgia was born April 16, 1928, in Burlington, Vt., a daughter of Albert and Marie Barber Beauchimen. She married Bert Hickle Jr. on Sept. 8, 1946. Four children were born to this marriage. Bert preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1973. She married Alan W. Turner on June 10, 1982. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2014.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Lee Hickle, Rankin; grandson, Brian Todd (Jesica) Wattles and a great-grandson, Joel Brennen Wattles, all of Mahomet; a granddaughter, Michelle Lee Wattles, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; a son, Rodney Lee (Elli) Hickle, Kalispell, Mont., and grandson, Bret Alan Hickle-Pittman, Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Elisa (Chris) Shanks, and grandchildren, Sydney, Lauren, Samantha and Logan Shanks, all of Bloomington; a stepdaughter, Melissa (Jan) Rogers and stepgrandchildren, Travis, Brent, Blake and Christopher Rogers, all of Hilton Head, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, Gregory Alan Hickle; and one sister, Adella Carlson.

Georgia’s childhood was spent in Hialeah, Fla. She lived in Mahomet for 28 years before moving to Paxton in 1974. She was the owner and operator of Georgia’s Collectibles in downtown Paxton for over 30 years.

Georgia was an avid bridge player. She loved collecting items from auctions, estate and garage sales and dearly loved her cat, Sam.

The family would like to thank the Rev. Colleen Lawrence for her visits and Carle Hospice and the nursing staff at Carle Foundation Hospital for their care.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Paxton Veterinary Clinic, 1953 E. 200 N. Road, Paxton. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.

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