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Community mourns passing of beloved mother, storyteller
Carol Lynn Sikes

The Liberty County community is mourning the passing of Carol Lynn Sikes. Sikes passed away Saturday surrounded by her family at home.

The beloved mom of three sons, Robert Clayton Sikes, Stephen Craig Sikes, and Edward Gill Sikes and wife of former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon “Bobby” Sikes, she was multitalented, expressive, and filled with the dignity of a true southern belle, maintaining her humor, spunk, and tenaciousness to the very end.

Sikes was a few days shy of her 90th birthday.

Sikes had a love for spoken and written words and was blessed with an extensive vocabulary. She immersed herself in books and lived a multifaceted life as a licensed interior decorator, licensed physician’s assistant, published author, ballet teacher, painter, poet, writer for the Coastal Courier and a true story teller.  

Nothing pleased Sikes more, however than creating and sharing memories of her close and extended family.

According to her obituary she was preceded in death by her loving husband, former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon “Bobby” Sikes, she is survived by three sons, Robert Clayton Sikes (Tracy), Stephen Craig Sikes (Dean), Edward Gill Sikes; grandchildren Stephen Scot Sikes (Jenny), Demere’ Sikes Bowen (Patrick), Stephen Slade Sikes (Amanda), Robert Trevor Sikes (Miranda), William Brett Sikes (Brandi), Samantha Sikes Lee (Eric), Ali Anna Sikes, and Edward Garrett Sikes; one nephew, Paul Sikes Zechman (Marlene), two nieces, and ten great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Liberty County Garden Club where she proudly served a two-year term as president.  She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church and the Ollie Darsey Sunday School Class of Hinesville.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM at First United Methodist Church in Hinesville with funeral services at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow in Dorchester Cemetery. 

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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