- Ada, Oklahoma

November 14, 2013

Jannie “Judy” Hicks-Samis

Ada — Services for Jannie “Judy” Hicks-Samis, 67, of Ada are at noon Friday at the Faith Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Buck will officiate. Burial will follow at Filmore Cemetery in Johnston County. 

A wake service will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hicks-Samis died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 24, 1946, in Durant to Homer and Frankie Filmore Alberson. She lived in the Ravia area most of her life, attending Ravia Elementary school and graduating from Ravia High School. She also attended Murray State College in Tishomingo.

She married Roy R. Samis in Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Hicks-Samis was employed with J. P. EMCO Company in Ada for 10 years. Later, she was a fragrance department employee with Revlon for 10 years in Phoenix. She had also worked for Carl Albert Indian Hospital in the medical records department for five years.

She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and the Chickasaw Nation.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Samis, of the home; two sons, Anthony Hicks and wife, Karen, of Choctaw and Ronnie Hicks and wife, Raynell, of Ada; a daughter, Debra Davis and husband, Steven, of Ada; two step-daughters, Wynona Gale Cusher and husband, Joe, of Battiste and Shonda Elrod of Blountstown, Fla.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Chapa and husband, Glen, of Choctaw, Anthony Hicks Jr. and wife, Dannielle, of Nicoma Park, James Hicks of Choctaw, Quannah Lindsey of Ada, Sequoyah Lindsey of Ada, Shaylee Hicks and Wes Gray of Allen, Charles Hicks and wife, Brittany, Thunder Hicks, James Serna, Jason Serna, Micah Hicks, all of Ada, Tyler Cusher and Colton Cusher, both of Battiste; and three nieces, Christine Dorer of Tishomingo, Allison Byford and husband, Bret, of Tulsa, and Denise Legg of Tishomingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a twin sister, Jane Legg.

Bearers will be her grandsons, Anthony Hicks, Charles Hicks, Quannah Lindsey, Sequoyah Lindsey, Thunder Hicks, James Hicks, Jason Serna, and Tyler Cusher. Honorary bearers will be Colton Cusher and James Serna.