Nichols, Opal

Oakridge, N. J.-Mrs. Opal Nichols, 84, of Oakridge, N. J., formerly of Athens, died Sunday evening at Dover General Hospital in Dover, N. J., following and extended illness.
She was a former resident of 14 N. Shafer St. in Athens, and for many years was employed at the McBee Co. in Athens. She was a member of the Central Avenue Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Helen Kniffin of Oakridge, N. J., with whom she made her home; a grandson, Richard and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Orpha Shafer of The Plains.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lovell and Virginia Nickoson Bean; and three brothers, Hollie, Floyd and Elvin.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Hughes Funeral Home in Athens. Burial will be the West Union Street Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

[The Messenger. July 18, 1977. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Aubrey

Athens- Aurbrey (Nick) Nickoson, 73, of West Breeze Trailer Park, died Saturday evening at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born at Guysville, he was the son of the late Thomas Leroy and Nettie Mae Ludwig [sic] Nickoson. Mr. Nickoson was a retired carpenter. He attended Rome-Canaan Schools and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, K. T. Crossen Post of the American Legion, The Plains Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Athens Redmen's Lodge and was past worthy president of the Eagles Lodge.
Mr. Nickoson had been a fiddle player for 50 years and at the time of his death was the leader of Nick and the Happy Hollow Boys.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Cole Nickoson; six daughters, Nancy K. Nickoson of Lousiville, Ky., Darlene Potter of Columbus, Sandra Steele of Gallipolis, Judy Goble of Gahanna, Shirley Cole and Beverlee Cole, both of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Eloise) Graham [sic] of Guysville and Mrs. Robert (Imogene) Kasler of Chillicothe; three brothers, Lloyd of Yellow Springs; Bruce of Athens and Ross of Guysville; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Earleane Reynolds Nickoson; a sisterm Camilla Everett; and three brothers, Stanley, Rex and Glenn.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home with Evangelist Jerry brown officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Carthage Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital at Chillicothe.

[Athens Messenger. Oct 24, 1988. — submitted by Anita Hamer]


Nickoson Services
Athens- Military graveside services for Aubrey (Nick) Nickoson, 73, of West Breeze Trailer Park, will be conducted by The Plains VFW Post Saturday at 2 p.m. at Carthage Cemetery on Route 50, East.

[Athens Messenger. Nov. 10, 1988. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Elizabeth

Aged Woman Dies at Home at Jasper Hill
Mrs. Eliza Nickoson, 94 years old, died Saturday at her home in Jasper Hill, Carthage Township, of infirmities of extreme old age. Funeral services will be held at the Asbury Church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock , with burial in an adjoining cemetery.\
Mrs. Nickoson was born in Harrison County, Ohio, coming to Athens County in 1862. She was married to Thomas Nickoson in 1856 and lived in the house where she died nearly 70 years. Mr. Nickoson died almost 40 years ago. Ten children were born to them and save for one who died in infancy, all are living, as follows: Mrs. Nettie Barry, Chicago; Mrs. Laura Blazier [sic], Jasper Hill; Mrs. Jennie Bean, Sumner; Mrs. Robert Tresize, Toledo; Will and Jesse of Jasper Hill; Leroy of Guysville and Frank and Myrna of Cleveland. Twenty seven grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren are also left.

[Athens Messenger. March 1, 1932. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Frank E

Ex-Resident Dies At 90
Frank E. Nickoson, 90, of Solon, died Friday in a hospital. Mr. Nickoson was a carpenter and had formerly resided in Athens.
He is survived by two sons, Dale and Raymond, both of Cleveland; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Stevens, Solon, where he made his home; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Bean, Athens; and two brothers, Leroy of Columbus, and Myrna of Cleveland. His wife, two brothers and three sisters died previously.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at the Reed funeral home in Chagrin Falls.

[Sunday Messenger. Jan. 22, 1961. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Glenn

Athens-Glen Nickoson, 57, of 519 Richland Ave., died at Sheltering Arms Hospital Friday night.
He was a son of the late Leroy and Nettie Ludwig [sic] Nickoson.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys, the following children: Coleen, Beverly, Richard and Charles, all of Columbus, and Shirley and Jean at home; three sisters, Mrs. Camilla Everett and Mrs. Eloise Graham [sic], both of Columbus, and Imogene Kasler, Chillicothe; six brothers, Rex, Athens; Aubrey, Stanley and Bruce, Columbus; Ross, Guysville, and Loydd [sic], Springfield.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, 34 N. Congress St., conducted by the Rev. Herbert Harris. Burial will be in Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

[Athens Messenger. June 18, 1967. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Leroy

Ex-Guysville Resident Dies
Leroy Nickoson 92, former Guysville resident died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Grim, Columbus. He had been in ill health for several months.
Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Fred Everetts, Columbus, and Mrs. Robert Kasler, Chillicother; seven sons, Lloyd of Yellow Sptings; Bruce, Rexford and Ross, all of Guysville; Glen and Aubrey, both of Columbus and Stanley, of Junction City, besides 25 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren; a brother, Myrna, of Cleveland, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Bean, Athens.

[Athens Messenger. March 9, 1961. — submitted by Anita Hamer]


Funeral services for Leroy Nickoson, 92, former Guysville resident, will be held Friday, 2 p.m. in the Stewart Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Gordon Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hughes funeral home at anytime. Mr. Nickoson died Tuesday night in Columbus.

[Athens Messenger. March 9, 1961. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Mabel

Athens-Mabel Nickoson, 71, of 19 E. Carpenter St., died early this morning at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Gorgia McMasters * Smith. She was a housewife, attended Rome-Canaan schools, and was a member of Pocahontas Club of Athens and Athens Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Garnet) Keith and Mrs. Linder (Veva) Stanley, both of Xenia, Mrs. Ed (Audrey) Saether of Columbus and Mrs. Eugene (Nellie) Hamer of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three sons Rex, Jr. of Anaheim, Calif., and Thomas and Donald, both of Middletown; a sister Edith coe of Lancaster; two brothers, Grover Smith of Athens and Dana Smith of Cincinnati; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rexford Sr. in March of this year, and several sisters and brothers.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funerla Home, with the Rev. Ed Mingus officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfied.

[Athens Messenger. Aug. 6, 1985 — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Note from the family:
* In the above obituary, the mother's name as given, Georgia McMaster is not correct. A long standing family myth was her father was Hoyt McMaster. Later research has shown that the given name at birth was Georgeanna Male; she later chose to call herself Georgia May Tippie.

Nickoson, Netta

Mrs. Nickoson Dies Tuesday
Mrs. Netta May Ludwick Nickoson, age 57, died Tuesday morning at the family home near Guysville after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of Lewis and Aretta Semons Ludwick. Mrs. Nickoson was a member of the Guysville Methodist Church later transferring to the Asbury Church, and was a charter member of the Rome Grange and a member of the Pomona, State, and National Granges.
She leaves her husband, Mr. Thomas Leroy Nickoson; 10 sons and daughters. Lloyd Nickoson and Mrs. Camilla Everett, Athens; Glendyn, Bruce, and Aubrey, Guysville; Rexford and Mrs. Elise Grim, Stewart, and Ross, Stanley, and Imogene, at home; 15 grandchildren, and 3 sisters, Mrs. A. L. Chafant, North Jackson; Mrs. S. J. Biddison, Stewart, and Mrs. Isaac Barnhart, Bethany Ridge.
A sister, Mrs. Charles E. Rowland; a brother, Willie Ludwick, and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held in the stewart Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Stewart Cemetery.

[Athens Messenger. July 3, 1940. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Rexford

Athens-Rexford (Rex) Nickoson 70, of Athens, died early Thursday afternoon at the Hickory Creek Nursing Center, after an extended illness.
Born in the Guysville area, he was the son of the late Leroy and Nettie Ludwick Nickoson. He attended schools in the Guysville area and was employed as a carpenter. He was a member of the Athens Eagles Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Mable Smith Nickoson; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Garnet) Keith and Mrs. Linder (Veva) Stanley both of Zenia [sic], Mrs. Ed (Audrey) Lanning Saether of Columbus, and Mrs. Eugene (Nellie) Hamer of Montana; three sons, Rex Jr. of California, and Thomas and Donald both of Middletown; two sisters, Imogene Kasler of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Thomas (Eloise) Grim of Guysville; four brothers, Lloyd of Springfield, Bruce of Athens Route 4, Aubrey of Athens Route 1 and Ross of Guysville; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, a sister, Camilla Everett and two brothers, Glenn and Stanley.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Everett Issacs officiating. Burial will be in the Hilltop Cemetery.

[Athens Messenger. March 8, 1985. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Ross

Guysville-Ross G. Nickoson, 84, of South Rodehaver Road, Guysville, died at his home late Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2001.
Born in Guysville on March 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Nettie Mae Ludwig [sic] Nickoson. He was a retired carpenter and auto mechanic. He attended Carthage Troy Schools, was a World War II Army veteran of the European Theatre and received four Bronze Stars.
He is survived by a son, Ronald (Bonnie) Nickoson of Coolville; a daughter, Joyce (Gary) Brown of Coolville; grandchildren Ronda McCallister and Rick Nickoson of Little Hocking, and Lisa Schoolcraft of Coolville; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Imogene Kasler of Chillicothe.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, in 1997; an infant son, Roger; sisters, Eloise Grim and Camilla Everett; and brother, Lloyd, Aubrey, Rexford, Bruce, Glen and Stanley Nickoson.
Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. David Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

[Athens Messenger. April 27, 2001. — submitted by Anita Hamer]

Nickoson, Stanley E.

Coolville-Stanley E. Nickoson, 48, of Columbus, formerly of Athens County, died Thursday morning in a Columbus hospital.
Born in Athens County, the son of the late Thomas and Nettie Ludwick Nickoson, he was a farm worker and veteran of World War II. He was awarded the purple heart for action in the European theater.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss May Elizabeth Nickoson, Athens; five brothers, Lloyd of Xenia: Bruce of California: Rex and Aubra {sic}, both of Athens: and Ross of Guysville: three sisters, Mrs, Camilla Everett and Mrs. Eloise Grim, both of Columbus: and Mrs. Imogene Kasler, Chillicothe: and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Glen.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. In the White Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Rev. Williard Dutcher officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery,
Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

[The Messenger. June 12, 1970. — submitted by Anita Hamer]


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