Stephen Edward Nicholson

Published 10:14 am Monday, July 16, 2012

AHOSKIE – Mr. Stephen Edward Nicholson, age 67, died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center in Greenville on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Mr. Nicholson was born in Halifax County on March 7, 1945, a son of the late Nannie Parks Nicholson and George Nicholson.  He moved to Murfreesboro as a child where he was raised.  After graduating from Murfreesboro High School he joined the U.S. Air Force and served a tour of six years.  Mr. Nicholson served with the Murfreesboro Police Department following his tour of duty for a number of years, and after worked at Georgia Pacific as a safety inspector for several years.  He also worked at Resinall Corporation in Severn for approximately fourteen years where he would retire.  He was a member of Early’s Baptist Church in Ahoskie.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria L. Nicholson of the home; one son, Rick Nicholson and his wife, Valori, of Houston, TX; two stepdaughters, Kim Lashley and her husband, Preston, of Nashville, and Heather Royal and her husband, June, of Knightdale; and one stepson, Richie Davis and his wife, Renee’ of Rocky Mount.  Also surviving is one granddaughter, Samantha Nicholson.

Besides his mother and father, Stephen was preceded in death by two sisters, Paula N. Stradley and Sylvia N. Harris.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie with the Rev. Ronald McSwain officiating. The interment will follow at the Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center,920 Wellness Road, Greenville, NC 27835.

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