Clyde Pickens, Jr. age 70 of Hopedale died suddenly Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz.

Born October 1, 1939 in Wildcat, W. Va. he was a son of the late Clyde Pickens, Sr. and Olga Gibson Pickens. Surviving is his wife, Loretta Ramsey Pickens, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 3. He was preceded in death by stepdaughter Regina Whitman and brothers Laco and Larry Pickens.

Services will be held Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Mike Cunningham officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Harrison News-Herald.