Born 10-17-1916 -- Died 8-5-2007
Ernest Theodore Nicholson, 90, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Saddle ?Ark. and died Aug. 5, 2007, at Siloam Springs, Ark.
Ernest was a lifelong resident of Fulton County, Ark., until he joined the CES and helped build bridges and fight forest fires in Idaho and worked in the wheat harvest in Iowa.
He was married on Jan. 4, 1944, to Willie Rose Taylor, his good Christian wife, until the family was deeply saddened by her death in 1994.
He was a veteran, proudly serving his country during World War II as a hospital ward master at the 219th General Hospital at Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii.
He worked most of his life as carpenter in the Mammoth Spring area and built and repaired clocks as his hobby.
He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and had a deep commitment to his church and seldom missed a service until he became ill.
He is survived by: one daughter, Theresa Miller and husband, Danny of Safford, Ariz.; two sons, Neal Nicholson and wife, Debbie of Elk City, Okla., and Ernie Nicholson and wife Kathy of Siloam Springs; five grandchildren, Mike Miller, Lanette Hiers and husband Ted, Lance Nicholson, Chad Nicholson and Wesley Nicholson; one great-granddaughter, Megan Rose Hiers; one brother, Luther Nicholson of Mammoth Spring; one sister, Opal Powell of Vero Beach, Fla.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, D.W. and Cora Ellen Godwin Nicholson; his wife of over 50 years, Willie Rose Taylor Nicholson; three brothers, Troy Nicholson, Cecil ?Nicholson and Clifford Nicholson; and three sisters, Icie Cadwick, Clemmie Dixon and Lois Daniels.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ with Lee Moses officiating. Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring with arrangements being made under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.