Shirley S. Nicholson, 80, Jasper

Shirley NicholsonShirley S. Nicholson, 80, of Jasper, died Wednesday (April 26) at the Timbers in Jasper. She was born in Pike County February 24, 1937, to Raymond and Pearl (Pride) Padgett. She married Milton Nicholson October 22, 1960. He died July 1, 2008.

After working many years she retired from Masterbrand. She enjoyed watching Jeff Gordon, NASCAR racing, the Price is Right, and working on word search puzzle books.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Malvitz and husband Walter, Jasper; one son, Kevin Nicholson and companion Marsha, Jasper; two sisters; Vera Leighty and Karen Bennett and husband Curly; five brothers, Robert Pride and wife Shirley, Gary Pride and wife Sue, Steven Pride and wife Mary Ann, Bill Pride and wife Laura, and Ferrell Pride; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Mark Nicholson.

A burial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

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