MATTHEWS -- Melba Maxine Nichols, 75, died at 12:55 a.m. Sept. 24, 2008, at Close to Home Nursing Home in Matthews.
Born April 30, 1933, at Sikeston, to the late Orville and Beulah Westmoland Nichols, she had worked as a farm laborer.
She is survived by one brother, Orville Eugene Nichols of Corning, Ark.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Dewayne Coleman, pastor of Canalou Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.