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Dovie Hickman Nichols

Our precious mother and wife, Dovie Hickman Nichols, 80, passed from this life on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at her home in Merryville.

Born in 1928 to one of the pioneer families of Beauregard Parish, she was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Junction Community.  She was a member of the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

A loving mother and devoted wife, “Grandmother,” as she was so fondly called, will be remembered for her skills and talents in the kitchen.  She loved to cook and bake for family and friends – most often with ingredients from her own garden.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Edwin L. Nichols; Three Children – Ronnie Nichols of Merryville, Debbie Nichols Clanton and husband Michael of DeRidder, and Pete Nichols and wife Cathy of Elkins, Arkansas.  Six Grandchildren – Jolyn Martinez, Michael and Duncan Clanton, Amanda Byrum, Jessica and P.J. Nichols; One Great Grandchild, Colby Martinez and One sister, Lubbie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Lular Hickman, Six brothers and Three sisters.

The funeral will be Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church at Junction community under the direction of Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cooper Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Monday, January 5, 2009 from 5 PM until 9 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana and will continue at 10 AM until time of service on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Junction Community.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church.

Dovie Hickman Nichols
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