Harry Martin Ricketson

March 22, 1945 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Mr. Martin Ricketson, age 78, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, August 07, 2023 at Community Hospice in Vidalia.

Mr. Ricketson was born on March 22, 1945 in Jeff Davis County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J. Ricketson and Mamie Holton Ricketson, son, Harry Martin Ricketson Jr., three brothers and one sister.

He was a retired Truck Driver with Hazlehurst Mills/Amoco Fabrics and a member of the Hazlehurst Church of God.

He was a gentle giant of a man, man of integrity, strong work ethics, always soft spoken, and a sweet disposition, also he loved his family dearly, his wife, children, grandchildren and especially that little great-granddaughter. He will be sadly missed by his family.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Pope Ricketson of Hazlehurst, daughter and son-in-law, Selene and Kendell Ogilvie of Hazlehurst, brothers, Joe Ricketson of Mississippi, J.L. Ricketson (Vicki) of Baxley, James Ricketson (Tommie Jean) of Graham and (like a brother) Tony P. Hatton of Hazlehurst; two grandchildren, Kenlyn Batten (Jeremy) and Kade Ogilvie, both of Hazlehurst; great-granddaughter, Adaline Batten; and nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 09, 2023 at 11:00AM in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Herrington officiating.

The Ricketson Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Funeral Service
August 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Hazlehurst City Cemetery


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