Ruth Petty Nichols, 79, of rural Slater, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association.
Born Sept. 5, 1925, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Douglas Petty and Ava Mae Morton Petty. On Nov. 25, 1948, she married Guy Junior Nichols, who preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1981. She had lived in Saline County her entire life and was a graduate of Slater High School. She retired from International Shoe Company in Marshall and was a Baptist.
Survivors include two nephews, Charles L. "Chuck" Petty and Charles H. Petty, both of Marshall; and one niece, Beverly Ann Petty of Marshall.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers.