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James Richard “Ricky” Hires

BLOUNTSTOWN - James Richard “Ricky” Hires, 57, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Born in Marianna, June 21, 1959, he was the son of James Grover Hires and Louise Stewart Hires. He was a shop mechanic foreman for Rental, Inc. He was a member of Abe Springs Baptist Church and was a volunteer fireman for Nettle Ridge Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Grover Hires.

Survivors include his wife, Valarie Hires of Blountstown; his mother, Louise Hires, of Blountstown; his son, Jason Hires of Bristol; two daughters, Kayla Carnley and her husband, Jeffery of Esto and Genia Burke and her husband, Macky of Hosford; a brother, Billy Hires and his wife, Patricia of Blountstown; a sister, Betty Pitts and her husband, Allen of Blountstown; and seven grandchildren, Rosa, Jarret, Sara, Tommy, Greenley, Peyton and Cadence.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. CT at Adams Funeral Home  with Reverend Allen Pitts officiating. Interment will follow in Abe Springs Cemetery.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Submit condolences online at

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