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Information for Roy Cortez Nickens
25 November, 1902 - 15 November, 1987
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1987

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Roy Nickens
Services for Roy C. Nickens, 84, of Parma, who died Sunday, Nov. 15, at a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Parma Revival Center, Parma.
    The Revs. Carl Lassiter of the Gospel Lighthouse Church, Nyssa, Ore., and Frank Prince of the Free Holiness Church, Wilder, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Roswell Cemetery, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Nickens was born Nov. 25, 1902, to John and Ella Kilgore Nickens at St. Paul, Ark., where he was reared and educated.
    As a young man he moved to Oklahoma.  He married Bernadine Kennedy Jan. 20, 1928, at Muskogee, Okla.  In 1929 they came to Idaho, settling in Parma, where they had since resided.
    Mr. Nickens was a minister, preaching in several areas in-cluding Fargo. Homedale, Middleton and at the Parma Revival Center.  He also operated fruit ranches in the Parma and Arena Valley areas.
    He is survived by his wife of Parma; a son, Max G. Nickens of Buena Park, Calif.; four brothers, the Rev. Paul Nickens of Parma, Otto Nickens of Denton, Neb., Roscoe Nickens of Fayetteville, Ark., and Lon Nickens of Claremore, Okla.; two sisters, Geraldine Andrews of Parma and Marjorie Fretwell Ragains of Parma; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
    Friends may call at the Parma Dakan Funeral Chapel today from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Memorials may be made to the Parma Revival Center, in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.

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