Daniel Lee Hicks, of Covington, passed away on November 22, 2012, at the age of 40. He was a graduate of Douglas County High School and attended the University of West Georgia. Daniel’s passion was food service, and he loved watching people enjoy the food he had prepared. His nickname was “Chef Dino”. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Georgia fan. He also enjoyed spending time with children and was known as the peacekeeper in his family. Survivors include his fiancé, Jennifer York and two children Seaver and Robinson of Pinehurst, GA; father and step-mother, Robert L. Hicks, Sr. and Beverly D. Hicks of Covington; mother, Rebecca L. Hicks of Hudson, NC; sisters and brother-in-law, Kimberly H. and Ray Caudill, and Heather Hicks, all of Hudson, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert L. Hicks, Jr. of Orlando, FL, James E. and Melissa Hicks of Douglasville, GA, and Gregory L. and Sara Hicks of Covington; grandfather, James L. Hicks also of Covington; and 14 nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for Daniel will be held Sunday, November 25, 2012, 4:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Richard Gravitt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, November 25, 2012 prior to the service from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to usautism.org. www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences 770-786-7062