LaVerna Mae "Punkie" Holland Nichols

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

LaVerna Mae "Punkie" Holland Nichols, 61, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Saline County, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at her son Eric's home in Garland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Rick Aulgur will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

Born Jan. 9, 1944, in Mesa, Ariz., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Alonzo Holland Sr. and Ella Mae Malloy Holland Sawyers, who survives of Oak Grove. On July 25, 1959, she married Howard Lee Nichols, who survives of the home. She was raised on a farm near Blackwater and relocated to Texas in the early 1970s. She had been a resident of Garland for the past 16 years. She was an active member of the CASA group of Alcoholic Anonymous.

Additional survivors include two sons, Steven Howard Nichols Sr. of Pampa, Texas, and Eric Michael Nichols of Garland; two daughters, Debra Louis Craig Ray of Elkhart, Texas, and Katherine Ann Sessions of Portland, Texas; three brothers, Larry E. Holland of Sweet Springs, Gerald Ray Holland of Grain Valley and Kenneth Alonzo Holland Jr. of Bolivar; two sisters, Barbara Ann Bucanan of Lake Pomme de Terre and Gladys Holland Douglas of Boonville; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Louise Holland; an infant daughter, Kay Lynne Nichols; and three in-laws.