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Martha Julia Davis Nichols

Martha Julia Davis Nichols

Martha Julia Davis Nichols, 79, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, peacefully at home with her family in Perryville, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Edward Davis and Corinne Davis, her siblings, Betty Z Davis and William Edward Davis, Jr, her son, Charles H (Nick) Nichols, Jr, and grandson, Christopher Matthew Lands.

Martha leaves behind her children Chris Nichols, Jami Nichols Pfeiffer & husband Bryan, Drew Nichols & wife lorri and three grandchildren Blake Lands, Jakob Pfeiffer, and Kai Nichols.

Martha was born October 24, 1938 in Little Rock, AR. She graduated Little Rock Central High School in 1956. She lived in Little Rock until moving to Perryville, AR, in 1995, where she enjoyed living on Harris Brake Lake, fishing and watching the birds. Martha was married in 1959 to Charles H Nichols, Sr and had four children that were the light of her life. She never failed to show them this and always gave them her all. Later, her four grandchildren brightened her world and she showered them with all her love and affection as well.

Martha’s greatest joy was watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She spent the majority of her life at Geyer Springs Ball Park cheering, supporting, and even coaching her girls’ softball teams.

Her kindness and caring did not stop with her family. Many times she was a mother and friend to others, always willing to help anyone in need. Martha had a long career as a nurse at Southwest Nursing Home, Arkansas Veterans Home, and ended her career at Interventional Pain Clinic, where she further showed her compassion toward others.

While her family was the light in her world, to her family, Martha was the star that shone the brightest. She was loved as fiercely as she loved. Everyone that knew her will miss her. A memorial service will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Condolence Book

"Jami my prayers to you and the family. Ms Martha will be missed! Love you. Lenie"
Delena Hicks | NLR , AR

" Martha (Mom) I will miss you like my own mother, you were always such a joy to be around. I will never forget all the good times we had together. I know your dancing with the Angels in heaven and not in pain anymore. I can't wait to reunite on the other side. You were definitely a blessing in my life. Love you dearly."
Brenda Starr | North Little Rock , AR

"Martha was one of the sweatest person I ever knew. Her home was always open to all of the kids in the neighborhood. "
Majel Evans | Perryville , AR

"Martha was such a wonderful mother and grandmother! Love and hugs to all of you at this time!

Jennifer Hidy | Batesville, AR

"So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Love and Hugs Krista Pike"
Krista Rice Pike | Little Rock, AR


"Nichols family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom/grandmother. I pray for comfort during this sad time and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

Warm regards,

Lou Ann"

Lou Ann Elmore | Lake Ozark, MO

"Jami, We were so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Our prayers and love are with you and your family.
Randy & Karen "

Randy & Karen Wilson | Maumelle, AR

"My condolences and Love to the family "
Juanita Hicks | Little Rock , AR

"The heart that your mother had for others is a rare gift to the many people who had the privilege to know her and be blessed by her. Please accept my condolences.

You are forever in our thoughts and prayers ,

Love Veta Burgess"

Veta Burgess | Sheridan, AR

"Chris,Jami,Drew and families. My prayers are with you. Martha will always have a special place in my heart."
Steve Gray | Bauxite AR

"God Bless you momma Nickols you always there for all
Of us. You will be missed but never forgotten. "

Ken Hazel | Allen, TX

"Prayers for you Jamie and your family! So sorry for your loss.

Sharon A Gray | LITTLE ROCK, AR

"Luv u bro."
Lonnie Harrison |

"Jami and Family: Chuck and I send Prayers for your comfort during this time. God Bless you all!! Much Love!

Janie and Chuck Prichard | Benton, AR

"May the wings of the Angels carry her HOME! R.I.L. "
Patricia Henn | Alexander , AR

"Drew I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "
Ed platt | Vilonia, AR

"My prayers go out for you all, I loved her very much. Very special lady. She will be missed dearly. Love you Lisa"
Lisa Calhoun Cotton | Little rock, AR

"So sorry to learn of this, Drew. Your Mom was an amazing lady & she will be missed. 🙏🏼"
Grant Marsh | Tysons Corner, VA


"Your mom was a wonderful lady - a cheerleader to every kid that played ball at Geyer Springs Ballpark, a great neighbor to watch over us, and a Terrific mom and grandma. Everyone that knew Martha loved her. I know you'll miss her - please know we all will, too. I pray God will comfort you with peace and healing. "
Colleen Baird | Conway, AR

"Prayers for the Nichols family! Martha was THE BEST! She had four children but was Mom to many!! I know she will be missed by everyone. Heaven gained a beautiful angel! I know her and Nick had a glorious reunion.! RIP Martha!! Love, peace and prayers for all the Nichols family! "
Maggie Milligan | Little Rock, AR

"To all of your family I am so sorry to hear this news. I grew up with this wonderful lady at Geyer Springs community center. Wonderful lady and family!! RIP"
Alan Crook | Little Rock, AR

"Chris and Jami, I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family. I so enjoyed visiting with your mom, she was a awsome person, much fun at the ballpark. RIP Martha, you were an awsome Mother, I know you and Jana will have much to talk about."
Janice Dicus | LITTLE ROCK, AR

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