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Timothy Loyd Nicholson of Carrier Mills

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    Tim Nicholson

updated: 10/13/2021 2:32 PM

Timothy Loyd Nicholson, age 64, a resident of Carrier Mills and a longtime funeral director and co-owner of Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, Illinois, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Tim was born in Harrisburg, Illinois on June 5, 1957 to the late Loyd and Rosemary (Roper) Nicholson. He was never married.

He graduated from Carrier Mills High School in 1975 and was a 1977 graduate of the Southern Illinois University Mortuary Science Department and a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills. Tim was a member and treasurer of the Salem Cemetery Association, as well as the Providence Cemetery Association, where he also served as treasurer. He was a member of the Quad County and Egyptian Funeral Directors Associations.

Tim is survived by his sisters, Tampra (Dale) Williams and Pam (Greg) Absher. He was affectionately known as "Uncle" to niece Melissa Williams, nephews Geoff (Autumn) Absher, and Barrett (Sarah) Absher, all of Carrier Mills. His great-nieces and great-nephews also affectionately called him "Uncle" or "Uncle T": Braxton Absher, Kenna and Reece Absher, BrookLyn Fugate, Kenslee (Brandon) Humm, and Hunter Fugate (Allie Isom).

He is also survived by his aunt, Sherry Turner of Lansing, Illinois, and many cousins.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Funeral services will be held there at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The Rev. Chris Wise will officiate, with burial in the Salem Cemetery.

Flowers should be omitted and memorials should be directed to Salem Cemetery, the Providence Cemetery, or the Carrier Mills First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

The use of face coverings is encouraged for those attending services.