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Obituary -  Horace "Hally" Thrall Sikes

SIKES. Horace "Hally" Thrall Sikes, 91, of Suffield, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 29, 2014. Born on October 20, 1923 to Maynard L. and Ada Pickens, he was a 9th generation Sikes to live in Suffield. Hally was a very accomplished man, founding H.T. Sikes Tree Service in 1945, a member of numerous clubs including the Rotary Club and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. Hally enjoyed many visits to his home in Vermont where you could always find him fishing, hunting or three wheeling. He loved to travel as well as grow his garden at home but most of all he cherished his time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Hally was predeceased by his beloved wife Theresa Hebert Sikes and his son, Brian E. Sikes. He is survived by his loving daughter Deborah Watkins and her husband, David; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Sikes; his grandchildren, Lisa and her husband Robert, Amy, Adam and his partner Filip, Nate, Lissa and her husband Travis and Emily; his great grandchildren, Emma, Hayden, Ada, Briana and Isaac. His family will receive friends Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 9:30-11:00 AM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N. (Rt. 159), Suffield followed by funeral services at 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suffield Emergency Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078. To leave on-line condolences please visit

Submitted by Lissa Richmond

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