Note: According to members of the McNeil family, Sam McNeil was the father of Eva Boggs' first born daughter Thelma. When the Webbville community found out that Eva was pregnant, they rousted Sam McNeil out of bed in the middle of the night and marched him at shot gun point to John Milt Boggs' house. They made him propose to Eva; however, Eva refused. Gertie Blevins Rice told me that Thelma did not know that Sherman Hicks was not her father until her mother was dying and confessed to Thelma that she was not Sherman's. Eva eventually married Sherman Hicks and the family moved to Ohio. Eva's daughter Mary told me that her parents first moved to Oak Hill, Ohio, before moving to Derby. She said that her parents ran a store in Derby (or Era) and that the family lived in the back of the store. Mary could recall the family being awakened late one evening and that her mother told her to see what the commotion was. Apparently, a customer had come to the store very late and wanted bologna! Mary said bologna was 9 cents a pound then. Still in her nightgown, she had to let the customer in and cut the bologna with a big knife. The store was later run by Eva's daughter and son-in-law Thelma and Harmon Boss. Many family members have told me that Aunt Ev had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around. She suffered a stroke and was bed ridden for a while before she passed away. Even after suffering the stroke, she continued to have a sense of humor. Her daughters clearly inherited their mother's personality! Cemetery records indicate that Eva Boggs Hicks died of a heart attack. Her death certificate indicates arteriosclerosis and a cerebral hemorrage. She is buried in the Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Sterling, Ohio. The obituary for Lydia Eva Boggs Hicks from the Madison County paper (July 6, 1962) reads as follows: Funeral Services for Mrs. Lyda Hicks Funderal services will be held in the Derby Methodist Church Thursday, September 6, at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Lyda Eva Hicks, Derby, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 70 years. Interment will be in Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Snyder Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Sherman; four sons: Edward, Woodrow, William, and Charles; and five daughters: Mrs. Thelma Boss, Mrs. Fannie Gindin, Mrs. Mary Shanklin, Mrs. Margaret Speakman and Sally Ann Lambert; 22 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a brother Sherman Boggs; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Sloan and Mrs. Nettie Blevins.
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