Moundville - Karen Denise Richards Hicks, age 65, from Moundville. AL. passed away Saturday, July 6,2019, at DCH Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nelda McGahey Richards of Millport, AL.; grandparents, Lewis and Laudice McGahey and Imer and Icie Richards. Survivors include her husband Mark Hicks, of Moundville, AL.; daughter, Jayna Hicks, of Greensboro, AL.; son, Joshua Durden (Mary), of Birmingham, AL.; granddaughter, Sophia Durden, of Birmingham, AL.; father James (JW) W. Richards, of Millport, AL.; sister, Beth Kendrick, of Millport, AL.; brother, Hoyt Richards, of Millport, AL.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hicks graduated from Millport High School and obtained her B.S. in education from the University of Alabama in 1976. She worked at United Technologies in Columbus, MS from 1985-1995. She taught home economics at Akron High School from 1996-1999 and then taught at Greensboro West High School from 1999 until retirement in 2016. A private will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Hicks at a later date.