Mr. James Edward “Jay” Hickman, 40 of Royston, Ga. died Sunday January 13, 2013 at his home. Funeral Services will be Thursday January 17, 2013 at 3 pm at Faith Valley Tabernacle Holiness Church. The body is at Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to defray funeral expenses. Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.