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Savana Hicks

A service will be held Saturday for Savana Baley Hicks, a Royse City Middle School student who died Friday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle wreck near Caddo Mills on Jan. 20.

The service — “Savana’s program” — is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Royse City High School Auditorium with Pastor Chad Hays officiating.

Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Rockwall.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall Chapel.

Savana, 14, and her father, Jason Hicks, were injured when their car collided with a propane truck on Texas 66 near Hunt County Road 2164.

Her father sustained muliple injuries and is in serious condition in a Dallas hospital.

A community garage sale and vendor fair to raise funds for the family were held Sunday in the Verandah subdivision.

Red and black ribbons were among the items sold during the Sunday event. Red and black were Savana’s favorite colors.

John Layden, Savana’s step-father, was among the relatives who attended the sale.

“This was a tragic accident, and the fact that the community we live in has come together to support our family is so tremendous that words cannot describe,” he said. “This support will help lift the burden we will have to endure through this situation.”

Layden said it would have made Savana happy to see the community unite to support her and her family.

Savana was an eighth grade student at Royse City Middle School and enjoyed soccer and track.

Survivors include her parents, Meredith and John Layden of Royse City; father, Jason Hicks, and girlfriend Mindy Robinson of Greenville; siblings, Haley Hicks, Jake Hicks and Cadence Layden; grandparents, John and Dedra Toeplitz of Grand Prairie, John Martin Layden of Orlando, Fla., and Vickie and Martin Lamb of Royse City.

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