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Mattie Nicholson, 93, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born Sept. 30, 1923 in Streetman to Charlie Folmar and Birdie Tisdale Folmar.
She married Richard (Nick) Nicholson on Christmas eve, 1944 in Laredo while he was in the Army Air Corp. She worked at Memorial Hospital as a ward clerk for numerous years.
Mattie enjoyed and took pride in her yard and gardening. She enjoyed sewing (clothing), cross stitch needlework and loved horses and watching the Triple Crown.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard (Nick) Nicholson in 1985. She is survived by her children, Vicki Phillips, Renee Hall and Nanette Nicholson; two sisters, Janey Layton and Patricia Folmar; one brother, Thomas Folmar; pre-brothers, Billie Folmar and Charlie Joe Folmar; two grandchildren, Jason and Chris and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating.
Internment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Thomas Folmar, Charles "Chuck" Burns, Jeff Layton, Chris Hall, Jason Hall and Ian Phillips.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on December 7, 2016
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