Darlene Hickey

Darlene Hickey, 59, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Randy Hardman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gail, officiating.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the funeral home.Darlene was born March 21, 1952, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Dean Hickey on Nov. 25, 2006, in Killeen. She graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1989 and worked for many years as a dialysis nurse. She is survived by her husband, Dean; one son, Matthew Douglass; one daughter, Tracy Sibole and son-in-law, James; one sister, Deniese Warner; and two granddaughters.She was preceded in death by her son, Warren Swett, and her parents, Raphael "R.W." and Nora (Davis) Buchanan.Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com