Dorothy D Nichols, 79 of Deport

dorothynicholsMrs. Dorothy [Dot] D. Nichols, age 79 of Deport, died on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Brentwood Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for Sunday, June 12 at at 2:00 pm at Wood Funeral Homes, Deport with Reverend Ron Myers officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services at the funeral home.

She was born in Lamar County on September 6, 1936, the daughter of Jack and Marie Husk Baker.  She graduated from Cunningham High School.  She was a retired Telephone Operator and a long-time member of the United Pentecostal Church in Paris.  She was also the former Assistant Director of UPC Day Care of Athens, Texas.  Mrs. Nichols favorite things to do was to hear the word of God, preached; hear the praises of God, sang; and to hear people praying in the Holy Ghost and weeping over the lost.

She is survived by her husband, Sam Nichols of Deport; children, Ramona Perry, Alice Dillard, Durrell [Butch] Hopkins and Keith Hopkins; brothers:  Dwayne Baker of Denison, and T.J. Baker of Oklahoma; sisters:  Joy White of Bogata, Ann Kuykendall  of Denison, and Elaine Gentry of Denison; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Loden on October 10, 1999 and her brother Bobby Baker.


  1. Wanda Toppings Wright says:

    Somehow, I feel connected to this family and offer my condolences. Marie Husk Baker and my Mother, Cora Lee Husk Toppings were cousins. I remember going to Dennison (I think) for a family get together when I was very young but somehow lost all contact after my Mother passed in 1990. I do remember Marie, Irene and another sister but I can’t recall her name…..was it Mamie? I was just at Brentwood last week with my husband James Wright who passed 5-31….perhaps some of our paths crossed & we didn’t even know it? Small world but grateful to know she is in Heaven…..makes the void so much easier to bear for all of us. May the Lord be ever near to your family as you adjust to this change in your life. Sincerely, Wanda Toppings Wright

  2. Sue Spann Adams says:

    Dewayne and Liz , I did not know Dewayne’s sister but wanted to say hi to both of you’ll and tell Dewayne how sorry L am. I love both of you and will keep you in my prayers. I sure would like to see you both. Take care.

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