Hoyet Nichols of Ranger

HOYET NICHOLS, 99, a resident of Fireside Lodge Healthcare Center in Fort Worth went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2011 only 26 days shy of 100 years.

A very special and heartfelt thank you goes to the staff at Fireside for the love and care they showed her. We also want to thank Grace Hospice for their care for her.

VISITATION, Edwards Funeral Home, 211 Pine St., Ranger, TX, May 1, 2011, 1:00 to 1:45 PM,

GRAVESIDE Service: Evergreen Cemetery, Ranger, Texas, May 1, 2011, 2:00PM. Hoyet was born May 22, 1911 in Lingleville, Texas and was the oldest of seven children and the only girl. Hoyet worked for Hollywood Vassarette in Eastland, Texas for 22 years.

Her husband, William (Bill) Nichols, preceded Hoyet in death in 1990. Bill worked in the Ranger Post Office for 33 years. They lived in Ranger, Texas for more than 50 years where they were member of the First Baptist Church. They moved to Fort Worth in 1983 to be closer to family members and to share in the lives of their children and grandchildren. Hoyet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her parents Matthew and Salla Wade, brothers, Horace, Hurst L., H. E., William Hargus, Harlan Junior Wade and sisters-in-law, Elfreda, Marian and Sue Wade. She was devoted to her family and her church, Trinity Baptist Church.

SURVIVORS: son Billy Mac Nichols and wife Sue Garrett Nichols of Katy, Texas; daughter Barbara Lynn McPherson and husband Howard McPherson of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren; Kelly Nichols of Pflugerville, TX, Kim Abbrat and Husband Kevin of Cypress, TX, Jeff Nichols and wife Nicole of Reading, MA, Scott McPherson and wife Melissa of Springtown, TX and Mickey McPherson and wife Michele of River Oaks, TX, and ten great-grandchildren; Kelsey, Kaleb, Konner and Kristianna Abbrat of Cypress, TX, Jessica and Logan McPherson of Springtown, TX, Levi and Faithlyn McPherson, of River Oaks, TX, and Zachary and Elena Nichols of Reading, MA.

She is also survived by one brother: Herman Wade of Ft. Worth, TX and sisters-in-law Louise Wade of Albuquerque, NM and Ruth Nichols of Dallas, as well as numerous nephews and nieces, plus many dear friends.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 620 Churchill Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114, Ranger EX-students Scholarship Fund, % Judy DeVoll, P. O. Box 3060, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 or Grace Hospice, 4100 International Plaza #140, Fort Worth, TX 76109.