Ray Dillon Hicks, 65, of  Mt. Vernon, passed away Fri., May 15, 2009 at the Sumner Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sun., May 17 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with barry Brawner officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Ricky Bean, Randy Bean, Rob Bean, Matthew Smith, Curtis Hatcher and Kurtis Rhoton. Honorary pallbearers were the Mt. Vernon Fire Dept. Volunteers. Mr. Hicks was born June 29, 1943 in Whitleyville, Tennessee to the late Ellis Mount and Bella (Johnson) Hicks. He was a truck driver, Chief of Mt. Vernon Fire department and Constable 2nd District in Clay County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Alvin Hicks; 3 half brothers and 6 half sisters. He is survived by his wife, Faye (Dodson) Hicks of Mt. Vernon, Tenn.; sons, Jeff Likens of Union Hill, Tenn. and Ellis Hicks of Union Hill, Tenn.;  daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl and David Dyer of Mt. Vernon, Tenn. and Monica Asberry of Mt. Vernon, Tenn.; brother,  Everett Hicks of Gallatin, Tenn.; 2 grandchildren, Tara Asberry of Mt. Vernon, Tenn. and Jessica Dyer of Mt. Vernon, Tenn.; great-grandchild, Caden Dyer.