Gaffney -- Evelyn Lorraine Allsep Nicholson, 95, of 914 Ninth Street, passed away on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, at her home.
Born in Pickens, she was the widow of Marvin Eugene Nicholson and the daughter of the late John and Harriett Jeanette Leopard Allsep. Mrs. Nicholson formerly worked as a beautician and as cafeteria manager for the Cherokee County School District and was a member of Buford Street United Methodist Church. She loved baking, cooking, and spending time with her family. Evelyn was a graduate of Gaffney High School and she was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving Mrs. Nicholson is a daughter, Nancy Nicholson Ramsey, of Gaffney; a daughter-in-law, Denise Parker Nicholson, of Gaffney; a sister, Jeanette Allsep Mitchell, of Six Mile, SC; four grandchildren, Bob Humphries and wife, Tammy, of Gaffney, Kristi Humphries Bell and husband, Mike, of Blacksburg, Mandy NIcholson Fulton and husband, Paul, of Homerville, GA, Joey Nicholson and wife, Ana, of Indian Trail, NC; and six great-grandchildren, Wesley Humphries of Greenwood, Emily and Mara Grace Bell of Blacksburg, Caroline and Harper Fulton of Homerville, GA, and Jessica Ramsey of Inman, SC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, Michael Allan Nicholson, six siblings, Elbert Allsep, Betty Tompkins, Lois Allsep, Garland Allsep, James Allsep, and Grady Allsep, and a great-granddaughter, Andrea Hope Humphries.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Paul Fulton, Chaplain Mike Bell, and Rev. Dave Nichols officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Joey Nicholson, Wesley Humphries, Mitch Garrett, Cecil Bell, Scott Matthews, and Walter Welch will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Handyman Ministry, 202 Plonk St, Blacksburg, SC 29702 or to the SC Autism Society, 318 Prado Way, Greenville, SC 29607.
The family will be at the residence.
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