Obits 12/11/18

Lois Holly Nicholson

Lois Holly Nicholson, 82, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Dec. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery in Cookeville.

She was born Sept. 13, 1936 in Metropolis, Ill. She was a caregiver and enjoyed the services at Unity Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Milburn Joseph Holly and Ruby Sullivan Holly; husband; Foye John Nicholson; sons, Edward Helfen and Michael Helfen; daughter, Betty Green; and brother, Haldean Holly.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Joe (Karen) Helfen of Virginia Beach, Va., Foye Nicholson of Cookeville and Ivan Nicholson of Gainesboro; daughter, Goldie Tovar of Tucson, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.


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