Funeral Brings Tears for 14 year-old Grant Hickman

by Danielle Cotterman on July 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

The community said a final goodbye today to a 14-year-old Zanesville boy.

The funeral of Grant Hickman took place Wednesday morning. Family, friends and community members gathered Downtown at Saint Thomas church for the service. They then proceeded to Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery to say their final fairwells. Good friend Khloe Stiverson shared her memories.

"He always had a smile on his face," said Stiverson. "He was just a great person all together. He would do anything for you and always gave great advice. He was just a great kid…."

Stiverson said she shares many memories of Grant. They attended an 8th grade dance together. Shortly after he asked her to be his date during a school trip to Washington D.C. She said, they were always good friends and he made for a great date.

"It meant a lot," said Stiverson. "Grant he was just very special and it meant a lot to get to go with him."

At the service, each family member released a balloon in memory of Grant.

Hickman was found dead early Saturday morning at a home at 364 Taylor Street. The death is under investigation by Zanesville Police, but alcohol is suspected to be a factor according to School Officials.