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James E. Nicholson
December 1, 1944 - March 15, 2020

James E. Nicholson was born in Dermott Arkansas on December 1, 1944 to the late Johnny D. Nicholson and Josephine Nicholson Carlock. He was the third born of 10 children.
He confessed and accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was an active member of the First Missionary Baptist Church for more than 40 years. As a member of the church he was a faithful Deacon, trustee, and choir member. He also participated in many other church events and was a member of the Bartholomew Masonic Lodge.

James received his early education from Chicot Elementary in Dermott, AR. In 1962 he graduated from Chicot County High School and in 1966 from AM&N College (now UAPB) with a Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture Education and later a bachelor degree in Forestry. Upon is retirement he was employed by International Paper Company as a Forestry Technician.

In 1968, James met and married Dorothy Nicholson, who preceded him in death on December 12, 2005. To this union two children were born, Patrick Lynn Nicholson and Stacey Renee Reese.

God in his infinite wisdom, dispatched an angel on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Monticello, AR and James left this earthly world and entered triumphantly into eternal rest in the arms of Jesus. Preceding him in death were siblings Janice Morris, Claude Nicholson, Ella Anderson, Lola Carlock and grandson Shaquille Nicholson.

James, aka Nick and Buddy, love his family and friends. His house was usually a gathering place for their children’s many friends. There was never a dull moment when they were together. His memory will forever be cherished by his children Patrick (Renae) Nicholson Springdale, AR and Stacey (Stanley) Reese Little Rock, AR. Three Grandchildren Tyree Reese, Aaliyah Nicholson, and Jaelyn Reese. Two sister’s Erma (Alan Bayley) Little Rock, AR and Mildred Tyler, Dermott, AR. Three brother’s Fred (Georgeann) Nicholson Hot Springs, AR, Joseph Carlock, Hot Spring, AR and Louis (Julia) Carlock, Little Rock, AR. His best friend who he affectionally called “his Sweet Thang” Ms. Arniece Gardner Monticello, AR and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

Due to the present COVID-19 virus pandemic, the family has chosen to have an immediate family only visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel in increments of 10 people at a time and a graveside service 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Oakland Cemetery.

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