Hicks celebrates 97



Ada Fortner Hicks celebrated with family and friends at a party held at Diversicare Oneonta recently. Mrs. Hicks, who turned 97 on Aug. 8, was born in Alabama and raised on Straight Mountain where she worked as a farmer for many years.

Four of six generations were on hand at the birthday party. Surrounding Hicks are (from left) great-granddaughter Brandy Smith, oldest granddaughter Regina Hall, and daughter Sybil Zuccala. Mrs. Hicks has numerous great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren.