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Beatrice Elizabeth Nicholson

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Beatrice Elizabeth (Humphrey) Nicholson
Beatrice Elizabeth (Humphrey) Nicholson was born the daughter of Buford B. Humphrey and Iva (Tharp) Humphrey on May 15, 1922, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. and departed this life Jan. 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter, in Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 90 years.

She was united in marriage March 6, 1943, at Mammoth Spring, Ark. to Luther Nicholson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2010.

She is survived by three children, Janice Ballard and husband, Frank, of Koshkonong, Mo., James Nicholson and wife, Barbara, of Mammoth Spring, Ark. and Lanis Nicholson and wife, Brenda, of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Beth Ragsdale and husband, Rick, Bill Ballard and wife, Alicia, Charlie Ballard, Farrell Nicholson and wife, Sara, Blake Nicholson, Dennis Nicholson and wife, Andrea and Amy Smith; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother, Avery Humphrey of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; one sister, Pauline Snow of Mountain Home, Ark.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luther Nicholson; two brothers, Arch and Oliver Humphrey and one sister, Elsie Todd.

She was a member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. She was an avid gardener and excellent cook, well-known for her fried chicken. She was truly a dedicated homemaker, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring, Ark., Burial was in the Saddle Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Mo.