M.H. Nichols

Published 11:01 am Monday, July 30, 2012

CLINTON — M.H. “Nick” Nichols, 87, a former Vicksburg resident for over 30 years, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson.

Nick enjoyed working in his garden. He was a member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church and served as a U.S. Army staff sergeant participating in the invasion at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, during World War II. Nick touched the lives of everyone with whom he came in touch.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents, M.L. and Beulah Nichols; five brothers; and one sister.

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He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Edwina Barr Nichols; son, Robin D. Nichols (Jane); daughters, Cherri Tunstall (Charlie) and Tina Smith (Kevin); two brothers; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton. The family will receive visitors from 5 until 7 tonight and Tuesday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the service. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Morrison Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Arthritis Foundation or Gideon’s International.

The family expresses appreciation to Rosie Baggett, his caregiver, and to the Veterans Hospital for many years of medical service.