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Broadus Hicks Hemphill
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1899
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1972
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA

Uncle Hicks was one of the best uncles in the world. Looking back, I don't think he ever had much money, but was rich in all the ways that count. His house was always open to welcome and feed all who entered. He and Aunt Nell raised a family that has remained close through the years. Uncle Hicks grew the best grapes I have ever tasted and was most generous in giving me all I could eat. Many things remind me of him, but none more than sweet potatoes. I have the best memories of arriving home from school on an October day to find our horse, Frank, harnessed and the uncles gathered to dig sweet potatoes in the bottom. As I eat a sweet potato today, it makes the taste of them all the sweeter. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Hosea Hemphill (1872 - 1956)
  Ruah Elmira Wilkerson Hemphill (1871 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Nelle Jones Earley Hemphill (1906 - 1980)
 
 Children:
  Walter Hicks Hemphill (1924 - 2011)*
  John Max Hemphill (1928 - 1997)*
  Carroll Wade Hemphill (1941 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Rodney Hemphill (1896 - 1977)*
  Annie Louise Hemphill Wilkinson (1898 - 1946)*
  Broadus Hicks Hemphill (1899 - 1972)
  Ella Grace Hemphill Marlowe (1901 - 1978)*
  Charles Hugh Hemphill (1903 - 1983)*
  Fritz Dean Hemphill (1904 - 1978)*
  Elmira Pearl Hemphill (1906 - 1907)*
  Sophia Jeannette Hemphill Bryant (1921 - 2007)**
  Dorothy Lois Hemphill Swinkey (1925 - 1993)**
  Betty Lynn Hemphill Smith (1930 - 1970)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
McDowell Memorial Park
East Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Donna Hemphill Robbins
Record added: Feb 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33690543
Broadus Hicks Hemphill
Added by: Donna Thomas
 
Broadus Hicks Hemphill
Added by: Donna Thomas
 
Broadus Hicks Hemphill
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 Added: May. 20, 2009
 
 
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